Blackout Poetry Contest

According, a blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker) to already established text–like in a newspaper–and starts redacting words until a poem is formed.  

If you’re not familiar with blackout poetry, this 5ish minute video provides a good overview.

You can also “Google” blackout poetry” and find a plethora of images/examples.

Contest Rules

  • Create a blackout poem.  You can use a newspaper, magazine, book that you own (the EY Team has some to choose from), etc.
  • Submit your blackout poem by Wednesday, October 14 using this Google Form link:
  • Prizes will be awarded! Good prizes! You should definitely do this contest!


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