CONTEST: Spot Local Poetry in Motion

Words are traveling near and far by bus, and we want you to capture them. You could win a set of 10 postcard prints featuring this year's poems and artwork.

As part of The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, Halifax Public Libraries, and Halifax Regional Municipality's 2020 Poetry in Motion Transit project, 10 poems by Nova Scotian writers have been featured inside buses in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Cape Breton. We hope they bring inspiration to your commute!

Contest details

Your task? Spot a poem on your travels on the bus! Hint: Look up! 

  • How to enter: ​If you see a poem in motion, snap a picture and tag it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #PoetryinMotionNS.
  • You must share your post on a public account so we can see the entry. 
  • ​Contest closes November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm. 
  • Every picture shared counts as one entry.
  • Reminder: Masks are required on public transit.
  • This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram⁠, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Winners will be selected by random draw, announced and contacted the week of November 30.


By submitting your photo you give Halifax Public Libraries and its partners non-exclusive permission to use content of and/or made by the participant for digital or print publications. You understand that this may include, but is not limited to, social media posts, websites, newsletters, advertisements, posters and pamphlets. You also understand that on occasion, Library photos, video, audio, or publications may be shared with media outlets and community partners for use in promotions of Library events, initiatives, and stories. You certify that no other person's permission is needed to authorize the use of said images or content. You agree that Halifax Public Libraries cannot be held liable for images or content used with your consent. 

Poetry in Motion contributors

Poetry by Asha Jeffers, Vanessa Lent, Tiffany Morris, Sue Goyette, Evelyn C. White, Anna Quon, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Nanci Lee, Nolan Natasha, and Samantha Sternberg.

Illustrations by Sarah MacDonald.

With thanks to Arts Nova Scotia.