The annual "Long Beans" poetry competition is announced

The "Long Beans" annual poetry competition for children and teenagers is announced.

The association "Ascendum" and the Latvian Council for Children and Youth Literature (LBJLP) announce a poetry competition in which children and adolescents from 5 to 15 years of age from all over Latvia are invited to participate. The best works will be published in the poetry yearbook for children "Long Bean 2021", which will be published in September, during the Poetry Days.

"There is no special topic for the competition. Watch, think and express yourself and the world around you. Send poems that have come from a free mind and for your own pleasure! Put your feelings, reflections on the time we live in, your longing for school friends with whom you can't be with at the moment, relationships with people, including worries and anger, hopes and fun! Play with the language! , "the organizers of the competition write.

Poems must be sent electronically by May 20 to the e-mail address with the reference "Long Bean Contest". The e-mail must include the author's name, school and class, as well as contact information: e-mail address and telephone number. The organizers hope for the support of both parents and teachers and librarians.

The best works will be published in the children's poetry yearbook "Garā bupa 2021", the authors will receive a copy of the book and surprise prizes. Also this year, the poet Inese Zandere, the compiler of "Long Beans", invites well-known cultural and media personalities to help her, who will give the poems a special sympathy mark - "Outstanding Bean".

The publication of the children's poetry yearbook "Garā bupa" was renewed after a long break by the association "Ascendum" and the Latvian Children and Youth Literature Council. This will be the eighth restored "Long Bean". This year's edition will be illustrated by artist Normunds Ozols.

The latest children's poems by contemporary Latvian authors, previously unpublished poems by classics and forgotten classics and anniversaries, as well as other texts, are collected annually in the "Long Bean".

The information was prepared by:
Andrejs Vīksna,
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