Moving Words Poetry Competition


January 12, 2017 by 5:00pm.

All entries must be received on or before the deadline.


Six winning poems will be displayed inside Arlington Transit’s ART Buses for three months between April and September 2017 where they will be seen by thousands of riders. Each winner will also receive a $250 honorarium and will be invited to give a public reading of their work in April 2017. Winning poems will be also posted on this site and will be archived on the Arlington County website.


Poets who live within the DC Metro transit area (the Northern Virginia counties Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun and the cities Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church; the District of Columbia; and the Maryland counties Montgomery and Prince George’s) and who are over 18 years old are eligible to enter (Arlington Public School students under the age of 18 are be eligible to enter the Moving Words Student Competition). Poets who have previously been selected for Moving Words must wait two years before submitting entries again. There is no fee to enter.

Find more details here.