Alexandria’s DASHing Words Poetry Contest: New Deadline – February 17, 2020
January 29, 2020

Alexandria’s DASHing Words Poetry Contest: New Deadline – February 17, 2020

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2020

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Transit Company are collaborating for the 2020 DASHing Words in Motion poetry contest. Applications are open to emerging and established writers and poets ages 16 years or older who live, work, or study in Alexandria. Winning poems will be displayed on DASH buses and trolleys during National Poetry Month in April 2020. 

The deadline for online submissions is Monday, February 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Visit alexandriava.gov/Arts for the online application in the Literary Arts section.

Now in its seventh year, DASHing Words in Motion is an opportunity to bring literary arts and poetry into everyday life. Inspiration should stem from the Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus motto “Keep Alexandria Moving,” and other methods of moving people including, but not limited to, cars, trucks, roads, or scooters. 

Visit alexandriava.gov/Arts for additional information about this and other literary programs.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.