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Announcement of the Contest
The Poetic Contest of Child Poesy in the national language of the Republic of Kazakhstan ("Contest") will be held from January 1, 2011 till May 1, 2011.
Organizers of the Contest
Non- Commercial Organization "Saby Charitable Foundation"
Open participation in the Contest
Authors writing their works in the Kazakh language may take participation in the Contest. Place of residence, citizenship and age are of no importance.
Term of the Contest
The Contest will be held from January 1, 2011 till May 1, 2011.
Announcement of the results of the Contest will be published at web-sites of the Contest on June 1, 2011
Purpose of the Contest
1. Drawing of public attention to modern child poesy
2. Revelation of intensity, beauty, clarity and depth of the Kazakh language to public
3. Promotion of the Kazakh language as a literary and ethical basis of the Kazakh culture
4. Discovery of talented modern Kazakh-speaking poets, and introduction of their works to public, theorists of literature and publishers
5. Financial support in publishing their works in the Book of child poems, assistance in their creative development and awareness
The main winner will receive a right to free publication in the paper Book of Child Poems on 5 pages; winners taken place from 2 to 5 will be entitled to free publication in the Book of Child Poems on 2 pages.
The editorial staff of the Book of Child Poems may, at its own discretion, select poems for free publications out of poems received from different authors, for which purpose authors shall give their written consent in the Application.
Conditions of the Contest
Poetic works written in the Kazakh language of any genre, both previously published and never published, of a reasonable duration are allowed for participation in the Contest. All poems must be of child themes.
Each poem will be considered separately, therefore, one participant is entitled to two or more top places according to a number of his/her works sent for the Contest
Ethical requirements to material submitted by a participant of the Contest
It is prohibited to publish materials that:
Contain uncontrolled vocabulary;
Are of extremist nature;
Affect honor and dignity of particular people;
Are of pornographic and sexual nature;
Cause psychological traumas to children;
Are of nationalistic, racial or any other similar nature;
Are of antireligious and extremist nature;
Are of depressing nature
Participants of the Contest bear individual responsibility for violation of third parties' copyright
Application of a participant
A participant of the Contest shall send a letter by email addressed to Organizers. A letter shall contain:
An Application, which represents an absolute consent with gratuitous publication of his/her works at web-sites of the Contest or in the Book of child poems;
A brief curriculum vitae (not more than 300 signs);
Poems of an applicant
Upon receipt of a participant's letter his/her Application and works will be considered preliminarily by Organizers and by the editorial staff of the Contest, after which a participant will receive a confirmation from Organizers of the Contest if his/her works are accepted for the Contest
Executive bodies of the Contest
Organizers undertake to execute directly measures for organization and holding of the Contest.
Organizers may form jury and editorial staff of the Contest at their own discretion.
Editorial staff of the Contest may:
Carry out preliminary selection of poems for the Contest.
Editorial staff of the Contest does not take a right to edit poems sent for the Contest.
Editorial staff of the Contest is not responsible for content of poems sent for the Contest.
Organizers of the Contest have a right to:
Publish at Organizers' web-site selected works of each author, for which purpose authors shall give their written consent in the Application.
Use materials of the Contest in the working activity of Organizers
A participant is provided with an opportunity to:
Publish his/her works selected by the editorial staff of the Contest at web-sites of the Contest, which is open for any Internet user.
Be represented, as a winner of the Contest, by his/her works in the Book of child poems free of charge
Results of the Contest
The results of the Contest are as follows:
Publication at web-site of the Contest;
Determination of winners of the Contest by jury;
Publication of the Book of child poems, in which case separate book may be published on a step-by-step basis as far as the necessary volume of material is accumulated;
Informative announcement of the results of the Contest and transfer of participants' contacts to publishers;
Organizers of the Contest reserve a right to make additional incentives to outstanding works at all stages of the Contest
We accept help from any individual or legal entity with the aim to expand the prize fund of the Contest and enhance the sphere of the Contest as well as for the purpose of increase in volumes and circulation of the Book of child poems
Official web-sites of Organizers: www.saby.kz, www.alemsaby.kz
E-mail addresses for filing of applications and sending works: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
All necessary information can be obtained by phone: +7 (727) 311 29 38