Media Poetry Competition – deadline 31 March 2010

After the real success of its first contest (254 applicants from the whole world, more than 150 realized works) for its eleventh edition (May 2011), the International Poetry Biennial is pleased to announce an International Media Poetry Contest in partnership with Radio Aligre, la revue Poptronics, Le Cube, La Maison de la poésie de Paris, XLR-project.

Works considered “media poetry” are those that place contemporary technologies at the service of poetry, be it within the framework of a performance or in that of a recorded and projectable work. Among the many forms accepted are included videopoetry, digital poetry, multimedia poetry, sound poetry, interactive poetry, and poetic installations in physical space or on the Internet. Works that illustrate a poem will not be considered (these are works that use sound or images to represent or complement a poem, for example). There are no restrictions regarding the form or content of the media poems submitted.

Work presented shall not exceed 15 minutes and can be presented on a personnal web site or on a collective site as YouTube or DailyMotion.

Application: Candidates willing to submit their work to the International of Media Poetry Contest shall express their intention via email before March 31st, 2010. To do so they shall write an email to:

The address of the work submitted shall arrive at the Poetry Biennial’s office (11 rue Ferdinand Roussel 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine France) or to the above email address before December 31st, 2010.

A jury made up of ten international artists (see list below) will examine the works and will allot the Media Poetry Prize. The prize will be given to the winner during a special ceremony to be realized during the Poetry Biennial.

The prize winner will be invited to Paris, all expenses paid, for one week during the Poetry Biennial.

Participation in the contest automatically authorizes the Biennial to publicly exhibit submitted works. Unless otherwise specified, the copyright of the works remains with the artists.