Sunday, 25 August 2013

Basil Bunting Poetry Award

Another biggie.

In addition to our well established Open Competition, now in its fourth year for those over 18, we have introduced a Young Persons Award in which there are two categories; one for those who are 10-14 years old and one for those aged 14-18 years.

Sir Andrew Motion will judge the Open Competition and both sections of the Young Persons Award.

The Vorse Scribbin Award is an Award to celebrate Bunting’s Northern heritage and is open to those living in the north east.  This award will be judged by Hexham based poet Christy Ducker.

Deadline: 30th September 2013

The fee for the first poem is £8.00 and for any further poems £3.00 each

Open Awards
  • First Prize £1000
  • Second Prize £500
  • Third Prize £250
  • Up to three commendations of £50 each
The poems will be judged anonymously but Readers may be used to help the judge in choosing a long list

The prizes  will be presented at the Awards Ceremony to be held on Friday 29th November 2013 at The Queens Hall in Hexham when Sir Andrew Motion will also give a public poetry reading.

Link here

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