Monday, 10 March 2014

cornwall contemporary poetry festival

This competition is judged anonymously and all poems are read by the judge, Imtiaz Dharker, which is admirable. Also note that only postal entries are accepted, which I imagine means fewer entries. Also only UK cheques.

1st prize: £500    2nd prize: £150    3rd prize: £50 Judge: Imtiaz Dharker

Entry fee: £4 per poem, £2 per poem thereafter

Rules and instructions for entry
  • The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.
  • Poems should be in English, must not have been published either in print or on a website, nor be currently submitted or accepted for future publication. They must not have been awarded a prize in any other competition.
  • Poems must be your own original work and may be on any subject.
  • Poems must be typed and no longer than 40 lines.
  • Each poem must be on a separate sheet of paper, which must not bear your name, or any other means of identification.
  • On a separate sheet of paper, you should give your name and address and the title(s) of the poem(s) submitted. And please let us know where you heard about the competition.
  • Any number of poems may be submitted on payment of the appropriate fee, which is £4 for the first poem and £2 for each additional entry. Cheques (in sterling only) should be made payable to “Falmouth Poetry Group”.
  • Deadline: 30th April, 2014.  
  • Results will be sent out in early June. 
  • Eight finalists will be invited by phone or email to read their poems at the festival, where the winners will be announced.
Entries should be sent to:
The Competition Secretary, Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival, 33 Church Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TD.

The judge will read all poems submitted to the competition. There will be no sifting of entries.

More info on the festival here

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