For Immediate Release: December 13, 2017
The “DASHing Words in Motion” poetry contest brings
recognition to writers, promotes an appreciation of poetry as an art form, and
provides inspiration to individuals using the Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH
Buses and Trolleys. The competition encourages quality writing from writers 16 years or older, who live, work or
study in the City of Alexandria. The
“DASHing Words in Motion” program provides a venue for writers to display their
poems. The participation in the “DASHing
Words in Motion” is voluntary. Selected
poets are not reimbursed for submittals or participation in the program.
The competition’s primary goal is to encourage a broad range
of ideas and subject matter. Poems
should celebrate poetry. They can
address travel and modes of transportation.
Possible inspirational ideas might stem from The Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH buses motto is “Keep
Alexandria Moving;” bus stops, neighborhoods, buses, roads, or other modes of
transportation within the City of Alexandria; and community and connection. Winning
poems will be published and placed on DASH buses and trolleys for the 2018
National Poetry Month (April).
The online submission deadline for both poetry opportunities
is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. To enter, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.
The Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of
Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, promotes and cultivates the arts
in the City of Alexandria. For more
information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts. For information on the literary program or if
you have questions, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail email@example.com or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.