Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sports and Art Markets

Two calls for submissions today. One is for children's poetry and the other is for visual arts.

The first is from Carol-Ann Hoyte & Heidi Bee Roemer, co-editors:

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012

On your marks, get set, write!

An independently published ebook anthology of poetry for children dedicated to the wide world of sports is in the works.

We're looking for original, unpublished poems aimed at 5- to 12-year-olds that deal with various aspects of athletics:

Olympics and other major international sports events (i.e., FIFA World Cup)
winter/summer, individual/team sports
winning and losing
amateur/professional athletes
sports fans and those behind the scenes (coaches, refs, etc.)
equipment/uniforms and places where sports are played
sports history and other miscellanea (halls of fame, records, trivia, etc.)
Poets whose work is selected for the collection will receive a small honorarium.

Only adults who write children's poetry are invited to submit their work. Emerging children's poets are strongly encouraged to send their work.

We invite you to submit poems written in a variety of forms including but not limited to the following: couplet, triplet, limerick, haiku, tanka, cinquain, diamante, mask poem, apostrophe poem, list poem, etheree, palindrome, etc.

We will contact you no later than early August 2012 if we plan to include your poem in the anthology.

A portion of the anthology's proceeds will be donated to Right to Play, an organization working with volunteers and partners to use sport and play to enhance child development in areas of disadvantage.

Please email poems to Carol-Ann Hoyte at



The 2012 edition of the U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest is currently underway with submissions being accepted through Feb. 1, 2012. The theme of the 2012 competition is "Sport and the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect." Winners of the U.S. contest will be entered into the International Olympic Committee Art Competition for a chance to win $30,000 and to have their art displayed at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Submissions will be accepted in the two categories: sculptures and graphic works (paintings, drawings, engravings, etc.). Both categories include abstract art and there are no restrictions on techniques utilized by the artist. All submissions must be free of any third-party rights; works that already belong to a museum or private collection are ineligible.

Sculptures cannot exceed 44 pounds and 4x3x3 feet, including packaging. Graphic works cannot exceed 4x3 feet, including frame.

For detailed information, including the official rules and regulations, click here.

Art submissions must be mailed to:
United States Sports Academy
Attention: ASAMA
One Academy Drive
Daphne, AL 36526

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