Poetry Competition 2004

The Vietnamese International Poetry Society announces a poetry competition on the occasion of the Vietnamese Lunar Tết.  The competition is open to young people ages 12-29, including students.  One poem (not longer than 40 lines) and one picture may be submitted.  Your poem must be written in American English and your ancestral language, e.g., Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, etc.  Please include address, zip code, phone number or email address, a biography that includes birthdate, birthplace, nationality, and dreams for your future.  Deadline is December 31, 2003. 

Prizes are: 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $300, 3rd prize, $200, three honorable mention $100.

Send submissions to: VIPS, P.O. Box 246958, Sacramento, CA 95824.   For more information contact Sinh Quang Lê, nhuhoalesinh@yahoo. com.