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Warrior Poetics Year One (poems about surviving, thriving, and making a bold statement living with Sickle Cell Disease. Devoted to poetry of the Sickle Cell Warrior experience).

Did you know April was National Poetry Month?  If you did not know this, Cayenne Wellness Center is inviting you to participate in our Poetry Contest.  We were thinking how great it would be for Cayenne Wellness Center to receive poetry writings from our Sickle Cell community from around the world and feature your writings during our 14th Annual SCD Educational Summit.  The theme that we want our Sickle Cell  Warriors to write about is Embracing Possibilities.  That is the theme for this year’s Summit.

We Are Accepting Entries from Around the World

We are accepting entries From Around the World:
North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)
South America

Poetry Categories

You can either submit a Haiku entry or a General poetry entry

There Are Three Age Categories

Adults (18+ and 59)
Older adults (60+)

Our Judges Will Select the Best Poetry in the Following Categories:

– Children (Haiku and General),
– Adults (18+ to 59) Haiku and General), and
– Adults (60+ and older) Haiku and General).

The Award

A total of 6 awards will be handed out and announced at the Annual SCD Educational Summit (September 15 – 17, 2022).

The top 18 entries (Children – Haiku (3) and General (3); Adults – Haiku (3) and General (3; and old Older Adults – Haiku (3) and General (3)) will be notified by July.  Our judges will then narrow the entries to the winner in each category by early August.  The winners will be asked to record their poem which will be played during the Annual SCD Educational Summit. Awards will be presented on September 17, 2022.  All the best to everyone.

We Want To Feature YOUR Writing

During the 14th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Seminar!

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