SFL: Word In Motion 2012 – Call for submissions

Smile for London invite London’s poets to uplift and inspire commuters in January.

The team behind the first digital art exhibition on the XTP Underground screens, are back in January with their latest moving image exhibition, Word In Motion.

Smile for London are inviting London’s budding and established poets to uplift and inspire commuters during the bleakest month of the year with poems or prose of up to 40 words. The pieces will be transformed by leading motion artists into 20 second typographic films, then screened on the Underground platform screens for two weeks from 16th January 2012.

Entries are open to all, however they are particularly encouraging the young people of London to take part to help invigour a passion for the art of poetry and prose following the apparent indifference to literature shown during the London riots.

Submissions should be emailed in writing and vocally as an mp3 recording (this can be done on a phone) to word@smileforlondon.com. The sound file will help the motion design- ers translate the pace and passion of the readings into a visual representation of the poems.

The deadline for submission is 18th November 2011.

Posted 04/11/2011

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2 Responses to SFL: Word In Motion 2012 – Call for submissions

  1. George Smyth says:


    Am I able to apply to be one of the motion designers? I am a freelance motion graphics artist and have a lot of experience in kinetic typography and would love to be involved.
    Or do you have all your designers picked already?


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