Words in Motion Submission

Words In Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo region. Whether you are a student, a professional writer, or a novice wordsmith, you are encouraged to participate with your original poetry.

An external panel of judges will select the poems to be published in the 2024 Words in Motion Poetry Booklet. Authors of the selected poems will be invited to participate in a celebration event. Poems must be submitted by February 16. 

Judging will be done in three categories:
- 12 and under
- 13-17
- 18+


  • Previously published poems will not be accepted.
  • Poems can be of any theme or form, and can be written in any language. If you are submitting a poem in a language other than English, you must also submit an English translation of the poem.
  • Poem selection will be based on originality, appropriateness, poetic techniques, organization & flow, emotion, image & imagination.

Words in Motion Poetry Submission

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Age Range*
Please select your age range to enter the appropriate judging category.
Please submit 1 poem per PDF attachment. Your full name MUST be on your submission to be accepted.
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Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 30 MB, Max. files: 3.
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