Monday, July 23, 2018

Winners Will Be Announced

The judge has made his decision, and the winners of the Adelaide Plains Poets poetry competition will be announced on 29 July, so that's next Sunday. I know who the winners are now, and am looking forward to the big day!

This will be a part of the final day of the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words, where there will be lunch at the P/A Hotel, then the announcement of the winners, then te reading of the winning entries and then the usual Gawler Poets at the Pub event, where poets from all over can come along, put their name down in the book, pay their gold coin donation and then they'll have up to three minutes to read their creative words!

I love poetry, creative writing, I love being with my friends and I love this hotel where the friendship is warm and the coffee wonderful! I'm told the cold drinks available are pretty good too. Lunch there is worth checking out as well, fine food indeed!

Monday, July 9, 2018

'Truth' Poetry Competition entries have closed

So the entry date is passed now, and the competition secretary is waiting for a few more entries to roll in with the post. On Thursday the judge will receive the entries that have come in so far. Numbers in the Open section were lower than the last competition, but the entries on the two student sections were higher.

The theme of 'Truth' was a broad one again, and poets have taken some very different angles on the theme. It will be interesting what the judge ultimately awards as the winners, but there will be a special prize if entries deemed as important by the competition don't attact similar recognition from the judge.

Such are the benefits for being both the competition secretary and the president. Some themes will always attract different thoughts, depending on gender and lived experience. There may be a collection published if sufficient entries are likely to fit into a particular theme. Talks have begun on this issue, and will continue once the judging and awards are done.

Speaking of the awards 'being done', the winners will be announced on the final day of the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words, just before the running of the Gawler Poets at the Pub. The competition secretary will contact all of the award winners, once they are known, so they can come along to collect their certificate and/or cheque.

The Adelaide Plains Festival of Words event will be at the P/A hotel in Gawler on 29th of July, 1.30pm. Whether you're a winner or not, you will be able to hear the winning poems read on the day, by the winner, if they are available, or by another poet if not. It should be a fun afternoon!