It's that time of year where the weather is changing here on the east coast, pumpkin spiced beverages abound, and we host our second annual poetry contest! This year, we ask that you dig deep and explore the theme of "the future of anthropology" with an original limerick.
What is a limerick?
It is a five line poem (a stanza of five lines, with the first, second, and fifth rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables) that is written to be funny. The last line generally delivers the punch line.
Contest Entry Rules:
All entries must 1) follow @americananthro, 2) submit via Twitter, and 3) use both #ThisIsAnthro and #AnthroLimerick.
Eligible submissions will be entered to win one of three prizes including: a 2020 Annual Meeting Registration, a year of AAA Membership, and a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
Three winners will be selected. The first place winner will have their choice of one of the prizes listed below. Followed by the second place and third place winners.
- 2020 Green Annual Meeting Registration
- One Year AAA Membership
- $100 Amazon Gift Card
- Bonus Prize
Winners will have their limerick featured on the AAA website, in the AAA News & Notes member newsletter, and in Anthropology News
October 14, 2019
- How to Enter
Follow us. Share your limerick on Twitter using #ThisIsAnthro and #AnthroLimerick
AAA will select four finalists. A vote to determine the three prize winners will be held via Twitter poll on October 18. By entering the contest, you provide the American Anthropological Association the right to use your entry for various online, print, and social marketing purposes. Winners will be notified via social media.
*Prizes are not transferable.
- The 2020 Annual Meeting registration will ONLY include the green option and does not guarantee placement on the Annual Meeting program. Additionally, Annual Meeting travel and/or lodging costs are NOT included. Registration is only good for 2020 and cannot be swapped for another year.
- Complimentary AAA Membership is only good for one year. If your membership is currently active you will receive a 12-month extension and not a refund of previously paid membership dues. Your membership will include one section.
- The Amazon Gift card is not in partnership with Amazon. The Amazon Gift card will be sent electronically to the winner.