Jazz in the Gardens |National Poetry Contest

Calling all spoken word artists 18 years or older – be a part of the Jazz in the Gardens National Poetry Competition!

A Jazz in the Gardens Initiative – City of Miami Gardens

SUBJECT MATTER: HOW BLACK MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD #BLACKMUSICMATTERS #BLACKMINDSMATTER

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IMPORTANT DATES:

Now – February 24, 2017: Contest Entries Accepted
March 16, 2017: Poetry in the Gardens Finals IN MIAMI, FLORIDA
Judging: February 27 – March 3, 2017
Finalists announced: March 3, 2017

DETAILS

Now through February 24, 2017, upload your best work via Facebook or YouTube, and complete the submission form below.  Use the hashtags #JITG17, #PoetryJITG, and #BlackMusicMatters.

Eligible finalists must attend the Poetry in the Gardens finals on Thursday March 16, 2017.

CONTEST PRIZES:
1st – $10,000 • 2nd – $3,500 • 3rd – $1,500

To submit entries visit | http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/poetry/.

 

POETRY COMPETETION GUIDELINES

  • You must be at least 18 years old or older to compete in the poetry slam contest.
  • You may only submit one (1) performance in video format.
  • Use the hashtags: #JITG17; #PoetryJITG; #BlackMusicMatters
  • All entries must be received by midnight February 20, 2017.
  • No performance should last longer than two to three minutes.
  • Each poet must perform work that s/he has created.
  • No props; no costumes; no white clothing.
  • No musical instruments or pre-recorded music.
  • Your work may be shown on our website. We will give you full credit for your work.
  • All submissions must have a title; if you do not title your work, it will not be considered.
  • Poems/Poets will be evaluated based on the following categories:
    1. Physical Presence
    2. Voice and Articulation
    3. Appropriateness of Dramatization
    4. Level of Difficulty
    5. Evidence of Understanding
    6. Overall Performance
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The 12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, FL- February 20, 2017– As the fastest growing jazz & R&B festival in America moves to celebrate its twelfth successful year, the City of Miami Gardens is excited to announce the lineup for the Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) Music Festival, taking place on March 18th and March 19th, 2017 at the newly named Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056).  Tickets are on sale now at www.jazzinthegardens.com

 

This year’s performances will feature three-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott, legendary hip hop artist LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP, socially conscious rap pioneer Common, smooth crooner Robin Thicke, hip hop legends The Roots, up and coming soul singer Andra Day, jazz royalty Herbie Hancock, sultry bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, queen of the “Miami Sound” Betty Wright, funk music innovator Morris Day & The Time, the JITG All-Stars Chante Moore, Will Downing & Marion Meadows and gospel sensation Smokie Norful! Once again, JITG will be hosted by the hilarious radio personality Rickey Smiley, host of the popular nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

 

“The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival is coming back to Miami Gardens with a bang!  We’re excited to bring some of the hottest, most talented performers in music, such as Jill Scott and Common, and welcome hip-hop performers who are heavily influenced by jazz, like The Roots and LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “In our twelfth year, we feel positioned to evolve and reach across generations and genres to take Jazz in the Gardens to the next level.”

 

Boasting an annual attendance of over 70,000 music fanatics from all over the United States and the Caribbean Islands, the City’s signature event will also showcase local artists along with an array of tropical food vendors and a buzzing Marketplace.  On both Saturday and Sunday, doors to the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will open at 3 p.m. and the show will start at 4 p.m.

 

Official Site: www.jazzinthegardens.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jazzgardens
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jazzgardens/

#JITG12

Media Inquiries:
Suzan McDowell
(305) 576-3790

suzan@circleofonemarketing.com

 

About City of Miami Gardens 
The City of Miami Gardens celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.  Miami Gardens is the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. With a population of approximately 110,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in Florida and boasts many Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The City hosted the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XLIV, 2013 Orange Bowl and 2013 BCS National Championship game. The City has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community and economic development, and has gained a reputation for being a hot destination in South Florida

 

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY AT 4PM

*** FANS, PLEASE TUNE IN TO HOT 105-FM (105.1 FM) TODAY FOR A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AT 4PM EST. IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL, TUNE IN ON TO LISTEN.***

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Are You Attending The 11th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Festival

Will you be in attendance for the highly anticipated 11th Annual Jazz In The Gardens?  Click Here to Tweet and let everyone know that you’ll be in attendance at #JITG11.

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Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon

We have some very dynamic women and men on the panel at this year’s Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon.  Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

Hosted by Dee Thompson

Guest Speakers Include: Beverly Crawford // Enette Henderson // Lakitsia Gaines // Tonya Baker-Turner // Bern Nadette Stanis // Cynthia Bailey // Dr. Heavenly Kimes // Lisa Nicole Cloud // Rick Party // Dr. Traci Lynn

Purchase Your Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-womens-impact-conference-luncheon-wicl-presented-by-city-of-miami-gardens-tickets-21467177907

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29 Days To Go…

Do you have your tickets to the highly anticipated 11th Annual Jazz In The Gardens yet?

 

 

 

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2016 Jazz In The Gardens Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon

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Get ready for The 2016 Jazz In The Gardens Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon on March 18th.

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