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The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Poetry Contest is seeking heartsongs about heroes working for peace, human rights and the environment.

This poetry contest is unique in that it is open to poets, artists, filmmakers, and spoken word artists.


Write an original poem about a hero (for example, those working for peace, human rights, and the environment).


Poems can be of any length, but we recommend no more than three, double-spaced, 8 1/2 x 11 pages.


All contest entries will receive a certificate of participation.

Winner for Best Original Poem will receive a cash award.