Welcome to Poetic Pause

Whether it be for a brief moment or longer, we all need to stay still for a moment and just be. I've found over the years that my poetry helps me find those moments. I can drift away when reading the poetry of others and discover new ideas, new ways of thinking, of being.

When I settle down to write a new poem, or to work on one written previously, I drift away again, and grow as I write. Time takes on a different dimension, and my head goes places it has never been before. I love to write poetry, it's one of the best things there in the world - it's up there with chocolate when it's going well!

There are so many things to write poetry about, and so many different forms of poetry, from tiny 17 syllable haiku, to 200 page verse novels. All of the different forms have merits, and all can take you and your readers to interesting places.



Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Passion

It has been brought to my attention that those using a hand held devise rather than a desk top computer may not be able to read or access the entry form or guidelines for our new poetry competition. Therefore, here they are, feel free to cut and paste, and share them with others!

ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS Inc

POETRY COMPETITION 2013/14


‘My Passion’


1st, 2nd & 3rd cash prizes, plus Highly Commended & Commended certificates as awarded by judge. Total prize pool over $750

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES


  • Work entered in this competition must be original, in English, unpublished and not have won a prize in any other competition. Authors retain copyright.
  • Theme ‘My Passion’
  • Poems entered must in some way refer to the theme
  • Open Class - poets 18 years & older
  • Junior classes –
    • Primary School student (one poem only)
    • Secondary School student (one poem only)
  • To maintain anonymity, entrant’s name should appear on entry form only, not on poems. Entry forms are to include entrant’s name, address, phone number, titles of poems submitted.
  • Entries should be typed where possible, on one side of paper only, one poem to a page
  • Poems to be no longer than 60 lines
  • Entry fees: Open class $5.00 per poem entered
            Junior classes - no entry fee, only one poem per student
  • Cheques/money orders to be made payable to Adelaide Plains Poets Inc
  • Entries to: Competition Secretary, 1594 Germantown Rd REDBANKS SA 5502
  • Entries to be received by close of business 24 January 2014 – entries received after this date will not be considered for the competition.
  • Authors should retain a copy of their work, entries will not be returned without provision of a SSAE


For further details contact:
Ms C Cordon (08) 85272412; 0418 806 490; jeebers@aussiebb.com.au; http://carolyn-poeticpause.blogspot.com.au/

With assistance from      5th element unearthed

ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS INC
POETRY COMPETITION 2013/14

‘My Passion’

ENTRY FORM


Name…………………..……………………Phone…………………

Address……………………………………………..…………………

.…………………………………………………………………………
Email………………………………..

Title of poem/s - ……………………………………………………..
                            
……………………………………………………..
                            
……………………………………………………..
(use back of page for additional entries)

Entrants’ names or other details must not appear on poems

Declaration by author: I agree to comply with the Entry Guidelines and declare that the written work submitted in my name is my own original work and has not been copied in part, or in full, from any other source.

Author’s signature…………………………………..date…………………...
Date of birth (if entering junior section) ………………………….……….…..
Name of school (if entering junior section) …………………………………….

$5.00 per poem (OPEN CLASS ONLY – NO FEE FOR JUNIOR ENTRIES)

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 24 January 2014

Cheques/money orders to be made payable to Adelaide Plains Poets Inc, and sent with entries to Competition Secretary, 1594 Germantown Rd REDBANKS SA 5502
         
Authors should retain a copy of their work, entries will not be returned without provision of a stamped self-addressed envelope, and a written request.

            With assistance from       5th element unearthed

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Carolyn Cordon said...

I don't much like anonymous commentators like this one, but thanks for the comment.

On other news, the competition closed last mail today, so if you haven't got your entry in yet, the Gawler Poets@thePub event on Sunday is your last chance to hand me your entries. Prince Albert Hotel, Murray Street Gawler, starting at 2pm!