Photography Out Loud

Family Support Services is holding a poetry contest in celebration of Love to Langa’s inspirational work with students in South Africa. Inspired by these photos taken by children, you are invited to submit poetry, spoken word, or essays.  Winning authors will be invited to a poetry reading at The Bazemore Gallery, in Manayunk, benefiting Family Support Services.

Those interested is submitting  a poem, essay, spoken word, etc. will receive, via mail or email, a copy of photo that will act as the subject of your submission.  If you would like to participate, contact Channey Roberts at 610-352-7610.

Guidelines & Submission Forms

  1. Theme: Each author will receive a photo taken by a student in South Arica. Creative submission must reflect the author’s impression of the provided photo.
  2. Submission guidelines: An author may submit unlimited entries. Submissions will be accepted by mail, email or in person until September 30th.
  3. Who can participate: The contest is open children, ages 5-18 years old. There are no categories.
  4. Poetry manuscript requirements: Submit entries with cover sheet attached. Author’s name or identifying information may not appear on any page except the required cover form. No more than 1 entry per page (entries may exceed one page). Each entry must have a title.
  5. More than one submission is permitted, but each must have a separate cover form.
  6. Prizes: Each winning submission with receive a $15 cash gift card . Entrants will be notified if their submission wins or will be displayed


Cover Form

Author’s Name:________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

Email (print clearly): ________________________________________________________________

Phone Number:________________________________________________________________

Number of pages in your submission: ___________

Verification: By signing below, you verify that the work you are submitting is your original work and that you agree to contest rules, that the decisions of the judges is final, and that you give permission for your work to be included in in Family Support Services publications (including the website, newsletter, etc.; author retains full copyright) and/or displayed in a local museum.

Author’s signature: ________________________________________ Date: ____________________

Mail or drop off packets to:

Family Support Services
Attn: Channey Roberts
7200 Chestnut Street, Suite 103
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Email to:

Questions?: Please contact Channey Roberts at 610-352-7610 ext. 6055

Thank you for participating, and good luck!!

 Photography Out Loud Submission Form