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Competitions

Competitions

Participate in a Video Competition or Poetry Slam Competition, inspired by the themes and learning points found in The House of Mango Street.

Video Competition

If live creative expression is not your forte, consider entering into a Video Competition, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 16. As an individual, or as a small group, participants are tasked with creating a short video that explains, expresses, and describes personal experiences, thoughts, and reflections found in The House on Mango Street. Judging of videos will be based on three criteria: content (50 percent), originality (30 percent), and technical merit (20 percent).

Basic rules:

  • Each video must be of the creator’s original construction.
  • All entries are to be 60 seconds or less in duration.
  • Videos must be uploaded as a .MOV, .WMV, or .MP4 file and not to exceed 50 megabytes.
  • Completed video file must be submitted either by uploading to box.iu.edu, or, contestants may drop off their completed video file at the IU Northwest IT HELP Desk, located in Hawthorn Hall, room 108
  • Final date for entry is Saturday, Feb. 15.

For complete rules and guidelines, please click here.

Minors are required to submit a Parental Consent Form/Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability.

For questions, please contact Aaron Pigors at apigors@iun.edu or Tome Trajkovski ttrajkov@iun.edu.

November 16: Poetry Slam Competition
As an individual, or as a small group, enter a Poetry Slam Competition that will take place at the IU Northwest campus from 2 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium. Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry, with a dual emphasis on writing and performance that encourages poets to focus on what they are saying, and how they are saying it. Poet(s) will perform their works and will be evaluated by five judges. The poem must relate back to the themes and learning points found in The House on Mango Street.

Basic rules:

  • Each poem must be of the poet's original construction.
  • Poet(s) have three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem.
  • No props, costumes, or musical instruments allowed.

For complete rules and guidelines, please click here.

To sign-up, please complete an application:

Minors are required to submit a Parental Consent Form/Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability.

For questions, please contact Andrea Griffin, Ph.D. at griffane@iun.edu or (219) 980-6912.