The Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards (GBOMA) is an annual poetry competition founded by Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) and open to all Illinois residents over the age of 18. The top contestants selected by guest judges from the poetry community are invited to perform their original poems at the live finals event, where the audience favorite is awarded the $500 prize.
The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM CST on Friday, August 7th, 2020. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
GBOMA – 2017