Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Details for Poetry Competition Available Here!

Yes, the next poetry competition details are now available and available right here! The theme for this competition is "TRUTH", and the competition secretary and the Judge are keen to see what the entrants are going to do with the theme, interesting things indeed, going by previous competitions, that's for sure!


ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS Inc. POETRY COMPETITION 2018 
‘TRUTH’ 

1st, 2nd & 3rd cash prizes, plus Highly Commended & Commended certificates as awarded by judge. Total prize pool over $700 
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Work entered in this competition must be original, in English, unpublished and not have won a prize in any other competition.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 ‘Truth’ - Poems entered must in some way refer to the theme 
Open Class - poets 18 years & older 
Junior sections – 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, on one side of paper only, one poem to a page 
Poems to be no longer than 60 lines 
Entry fees: Open class $10 for first poem, $5 for every poem entered thereafter 
            Junior classes - no entry fee, only one poem per student 
Cheques/money orders to be made payable to Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Or electronically using these details: BSB 105-009 Acc 105 954 340 (please give poet’s name with electronic payment) 

Entries to: Competition Secretary, 1594 Germantown Rd REDBANKS SA 5502 
Entries to be received by close of business 6 July 2018 – entries received after this date may not be considered for the competition. 
Authors should retain a copy of their work 

For further details contact: Competition secretary, Ms C Cordon  at 0418 806 490, kittycordo@gmail.com  or  http://carolyn-poeticpause.blogspot.com.au/ ******************************************************************* 
ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS Inc. POETRY COMPETITION 2018 
‘TRUTH’ 

ENTRY FORM 
Name……………………………………………………………..…..……………………Phone………………………………… 
Address……………………………………………..………………….……………………………………………………………… 
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Email……………………………..…………………….. 

Title of poem/s - ……………………………………………………..…………..………………….……………………………………………………… 
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 (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 a junior section) ……………………………….…………………………  
Secondary School or Primary School - which?  (circle one if appropriate) 
Name of school (if entering junior section) ……………………………………..………….……………………..     
Entry fees: Open class $10 for first poem, $5 for every poem entered thereafter  
(OPEN CLASS ONLY – NO FEE FOR JUNIOR ENTRIES) 
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – 6 July 2018 
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 Or electronically using these details: BSB 105-009 Acc 105 954 340 


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. 



2 comments:

Carolyn Cordon said...

'Truth'is another huge theme for a poetry competition, and we are hoping for a huge and varied response to it from poets around Australia, and even beyond. A poetic response to the theme could be a poem concerned with the poet's own life experience, or Nature, Science, Politics, or anything! Think about it, and bring your own true ideas to your poetry!

Not all first person poems are necessarily about the poet, and some third poems are actually closely tied to the poet. I feel poets tend to look more carefully at things than non-poets do, and in that looking, can come up with imagery that can say much, in few words ...

Good luck with your own poetic thaoughts, may the be many and varied, and if you send in your very best, you could be amongst the winners!

Shelley said...

Great theme, Carolyn! Definitely one to get the little grey cells humming!
Cheers, Shelley