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Fair Housing Poetry Slam Contest

Michigan Realtors® Fair Housing Poetry Slam Contest

The Michigan Realtors® Fair Housing Poetry Slam is a special competition hosted by Michigan Realtors® to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Entry is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in Acknowledging, Understanding and Embracing Fair Housing.


“Poetry Slam” is an elimination-based competition in which participants recite original work to a live audience. Students will submit their work for a chance at winning scholarship money. 

2018 Submission Guidelines

    For the Michigan Realtors® Fair Housing Poetry Slam, poetry pieces should encapsulate the struggle, benefits, and journey of equal opportunity in relation to fair housing. They should; acknowledge the organization’s past role in the fight for Fair Housing, understand how we as a nation are constantly improving our commitment to Fair Housing, and embrace Realtors® role at the forefront of advancing fair housing, leading efforts to address community Fair Housing issues. 


    In addition to filling out the application form via the link, students will submit a video file of their poetry slam as well as the transcript of their piece. Videos will not exceed a 60 second time limit. 


    The top 3 finalists will join us overnight in Traverse City at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on September 25th, 2018 for the annual “Convention” event. Finalists will present their pieces to a live audience on September 26th, 2018. 

    • 1st place will receive a $2,000 scholarship. 

    • 2nd place will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

    • 3rd place will receive a $500 scholarship. 


    Submissions will not include profanity, adult themes or political references.

    Awards are distributed at the beginning of the second semester. 

    To meet eligibility criteria for the scholarships, the student: undergraduate or graduate.

    Must be a full-time student and resident in Michigan.

    Must complete and submit application by 8.15.18 for the following academic year. Incomplete applications are not considered.

    We do not discriminate for or against any applicant on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or employment status.

    Contest hashtags

    #michiganrealtors #fairhousingpoetryslam

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      How to Enter

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      Questions? Contact Andrea Bretz at 800.454.7842 or email