Multi-Lingual judges required for the mother tongue other tongue poetry competition!
This is an opportunity for students who are multi-lingual or who are learning another language, or with an interest in poetry in other languages, to be judges for this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition for 8-18 year olds.
Entries in both categories – Mother Tongue (poetry in a home language, judged on the basis of a commentary written in English) and Other Tongue (an opportunity for children to be creative in a language that they are learning) are currently being submitted. Judging will begin on 30th May, after the competition deadline has passed.
We are looking for people with a genuine interest in poetry and languages, who can spend time w/c 30th May reading entries from 8-18 year olds and, with a panel of other student judges, decide which pieces will be included in the anthology of this Queen’s Award winning project.
Further information about the project, including the competition rubric and judging criteria can be found here: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/mothertongueothertongue/how-to-enter/ scroll down and click on 'North West England' tab.
Total hours would be approx. (2 days reading/judging – 14 hours to be worked as desired) + (4 additional half days for meetings etc – 14 hours) and optional attendance at July 13th celebration event (half day) – so approx. 32 hours in total
Please apply, with a brief paragraph, giving details of your own language story, why you would like to be included on the judging panel and any relevant experience.
In A Nutshell...
- Collaborate online... to judge a multi-lingual poetry competition with international profile
- Influence... languages and poetry for the 11th Anniversary Mother Tongue Other Tongue anthology
- Make a difference... encourage a new generation of young people to appreciate diversity of cultures and languages
- Develop... editing experience and create an anthology distributed in print and online
- Gain Recognition... with an invitation to participate in the national celebration in July
- Earn up to 175 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.
13:00 to 15:00 on 26/05/23 - Takes place online
Briefing Session - MTOT judges (everyone must attend) Competition deadline is Sunday 28th May. A teams session of approx 2 hours will be arranged in order to brief all judges about the judging process and to agree dates for judging meetings over the coming weeks.
30/05/23 to 05/06/23
Reading and Judging of Mother Tongue Other Tongue entries Competition entries will be shared electronically with all judges. Judges will be required to read, comment and score on a shared document.
05/06/23 to 09/06/23
Judging Meetings (online, times tba) Sharing and discussion of judging decisions via online meetings to agree winners.
12/06/23 to 16/06/23
Editorial Input (optional) Checking and editorial input for pieces to be included in the anthology. By direction with project lead. Will result in editorial anthology credit.
12:00 to 20:00 on 13/07/23 - Grosvenor East Building
Mother Tongue Other Tongue Celebration day (Optional PM and Evening) Participating schools are invited to this day of workshops and events and judges are invited to be involved. Some paid opportunities may be available for those wishing to work this event.