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The 15th Poetry and Essay Writing Contest for Foreign Workers: Now Accepting Entries

To promote cultural exchange between migrant laborers and locals, Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (FDLO) will hold the 2015 Poetry and Essay Writing Contest for Foreign Workers.
The competition comprises two categories – poetry and essay. Essays should be no longer than 1000 words in length. Submissions can be in essay or short story format.
The first place winner in each category will receive a cash prize of NT$10,000.
FDLO Director Hui-Chi Chen noted that the poetry contest for foreign workers – hosted annually by Taipei City Government – has received enthusiastic public acclaim. Now in its 15th year, the contest not only provides a platform for foreign workers to express their feelings about working in Taiwan through writing, but also provides them with an opportunity to relieve pressure from homesickness and work. It also allows locals to listen to what they have to say, thereby enhancing mutual understanding.
The event welcomes the participation of all foreign workers in Taiwan, sharing their insights on life and work in Taiwan. Please include the author’s full name, passport number, a photocopy of his or her alien resident certificate, contact number, mailing address, brief autobiography, and two everyday life snapshots. The deadline for submissions is August 3, 2015.
Please send applications to FDLO (see below for mailing address). Applicants can also submit the documents at the agency in person.
Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office
Address: 6F, No.21, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City 103.
For more information, please visit FDLO official website at: http://www.fd.gov.taipei/ (Chinese) or call (02) 2559-8518, ext.5212. Contact number for `other languages: (02)2550-3114 (Indonesian), (02)2550-7229 (Filipino), (02) 2559-8518#5214 (Vietnamese), (02) 2559-8518#5206(Thai).