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Westhope College, Open Poetry Competition.
Dead line: Friday 1st August 2014
First prize: £200,2nd £100,3rd £50,4th £25. Entry fee: £4 & £2, no limit
Poems in English, any subject, up to 40 lines, two copies required please.
Contact: Entry form if required, available from website - www, westhope.org.uk
Postal entries to Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
Results night party Wednesday 1st October 2014 at Westhope College.
Entry form available from website link to: - www.westhope.org.uk
The poem submission form is on: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
Online payment is via: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
So payment can be made through their website, or by cheque, or by credit card via Westhope 01584 861293.
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The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People
The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People is open to children aged 10 to 13 years. Our aim is to encourage children to look at their surroundings more keenly as well as to be inspired by reading and writing poetry.
Each child is invited to send in (by post or online) a poem on the sense of ‘place’. They can choose anywhere that is important to them – from their bedroom to a larger landscape, from their local park to their favourite building. The subject of their poem could be a city or a garden or a beach or a street – whatever moves them to write. We are asking them to capture in words what that place means to them
The first prize is a £1000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of their school) as well as four Eurostar tickets. £50 book tokens are awarded to commended entrants. Junior/primary schools entering a whole class will receive a copy of The Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse on receipt of entries and secondary/senior schools, The Rattle Bag. We organise eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition.
Winners of the poetry competition are invited to read their poems aloud to an audience of judges, entrants, teachers and parents as well as sponsors and press, at a prize giving held on National Poetry Day, Thursday 2nd October, on the concourse of St Pancras station, next to the bronze statue of John Betjeman by Martin Jennings.
The judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford.
The competition is free to enter and closes on 31st July.
Please see website www.betjemanpoetrycompetition.com for details and an online entry form.
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The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest
This contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing one's innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry. Welcome to everyone having the ability to dream... Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme or form. Must be neatly hand printed or legibly typed. Multiple entries are accepted. All works must be original.
Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fee is $5(USD) per poem.
Postmark deadline: July 31,2014.
Send your name, address, phone#, email address with brief biographical info (Tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet. Include a self addressed stamped envelope. Make fee(s) payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM. Mail entri(es) /fee(s) to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654.
Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html for details on how to enter
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Library of Congress Seeks Nominations for Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Poetry Prize
The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2014 prize will be awarded in the fall.
The prize, which carries a $10,000 award, is given biennially. It will be presented to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years,2012 and 2013, or for lifetime achievement in poetry. Publishers may submit entries for the best book; the lifetime achievement awarding is at the sole discretion of the prize jury and the Librarian of Congress.
Applications must be postmarked by July 31,2014. Guidelines for submission, as well as a list of previous winners, can be found at www.loc.gov/poetry/prize-fellow/bobbitt.html.
The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress fosters and enhances the public’s appreciation of literature. The center administers the endowed chair, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry; coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures and symposia; and sponsors prizes and fellowships for literary writers. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/poetry/.
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Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poems-on-a-Beermat Poetry Competition.
Closing date: July 30,2014
Adjudicator: Martin Malone. Prize giving will be on Wednesday September 3rd
2014 at the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival. All 10 shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their winning poems at the event, which will also feature a reading by Martin Malone. Winning poems will be published on the Festival website.
First Prize £200 Second £50, Third £25. All 10 shortlisted entrants will have their poems printed on beermats to be widely distributed in pubs in Bradford on Avon during the town's Arts Festival in September, and will receive prizes of 25 beermats printed with their own poem and name.
Entry fee £4, or £10 for three poems, with subsequent entries at £3.
For further information, rules & entry details, visit www.boaartsfestival.com
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2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize
The prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book.
Three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.
Fees: £6 for one category, £10 for two categories and £15 for three categories.
To enter, simply fill in the entry form and send it to us with your entry and fee in UK Sterling.
The closing date is 5pm GMT on 25 July 2014.
A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply.
£300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.
ENTRY FORM: http://www.wasafiri.org/assets_cm/files/PDF/nwp2014.pdf
Our judges this year are:
Susheila Nasta MBE (Chair) Editor of Wasafiri and Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University
Bidisha Writer and broadcaster who has published with many leading newspapers and presented on the BBC
Inua Ellams Award-winning poet, playwright and performer who has appeared both nationally and internationally
Monique Roffey Award-winning writer and memoirist, author White Woman on the Green Bicycle and Archipelago
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Tethered by Letters' Fall Poetry Contest
We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Fall 2014 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.
Deadline: July 15,2014
Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal
Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries
Contact Info: Alison Auger, AAuger@tetheredbyletters.com
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The Dermot Healy Poetry Competition,
This contest has just been launched by the Five Glens Arts Festival, and which might be of interest to you and your fellow writers.
The competition is now open for submissions, and will run until 15th July 2014. The prize money is 1,000 euro, and shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their work at the festival. Dermot will be judging the shortlisted poems and will present the prize to the winning poet. A great honour indeed.
The ceremony will take place over the course of the festival which runs from 22nd – 24th August.
All the details are listed below, and entry forms, rules and fees (5 euro per poem) are available on our website.
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" Vallum Award for Poetry"
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2014.
Deadline: July 15th,2014
First Prize: $750,2nd: $250
Entry Fee: $25
For further details: http://vallummag.com/contestrules.html
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Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2014
Judge: Ian McMillan
Closing date: 10th July 2014
First Prize: £1000 and a residential writing course at Ty Newydd
Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition is now open with a great first prize of £1000 cash and a residential course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales.
Ty Newydd is renowned for its excellent writing courses, taught by outstanding poets, in a beautiful setting.
We are delighted that Ian McMillan has agreed to judge all entries: Ian McMillan is well-known to Radio 3 audiences as presenter of The Verb. He is also poet-in-residence for English National Opera, The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He will be appearing at Ledbury this summer (4 – 13 July) .
Adults: First Prize £1000 and a week at Ty Newydd
Second Prize £500
Third Prize £250
See website for details of Young People and Children’s competition section.
Winners have the opportunity to read their poems at the 2015 Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Entry fees: first poem £5, for each subsequent poem £3. Children and Young People enter their first poem free.
Go to www.poetry-festival.co.uk/poetry-competition.html for further details of our poetry competition and to download an entry form.