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EKPHRASTIC POETRY COMPETITION
Our competition is for poems based on any artwork (this can be broadly interpreted, so painting, sculptures and many others such as photographs, pottery, street art printart, leatherwork, carving, etching etc. if you consider it an artwork then it is a valid artwork for this competition.). There are no style or length restrictions, but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.
1st prize is valued at £110
2nd prize is valued at £3
Entry is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of email@example.com
all entries must be received before midnight Saturday 30th SEPTEMBER 2023
Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem £3.50
3 Poems £8.00
5 poems £10
James is a spoken word and visual artist, from Glasgow, now living in the North West of England. In 2018 he was poet in residence at Formby Shore. His poetry from this time is collected in "The New Bridge, a collection of poems". He is currently working on a new collection of poems based paintings in the The Tate Modern.
James says "I want to read poems that help me to see a piece of art in a new way. I will be looking for originality and insight. But it must also be good poetry."
Poems, which must be in English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style .
There are no restrictions on content.
All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.
The actual given name of the entrant must be given, even if the poem is to be published under a pen name.
Poems should not have any indication within them to allow for the identification of the poet.
There is no length or content restrictions and a short poem is just as likely to win as a longer one.
Poems must be entered by email to firstname.lastname@example.org the appropriate fee is paid through PAY PAL in Pound Sterling (GB Pounds).
Please attach all entered poems in one attachment using a standard Word file
Closing Date for all entries is midnight on 30th SEPTEMBER 2023
Poems will not be accepted by post.
We cannot accept alterations to the poem once it has been submitted.
Poems cannot be withdrawn from the judging process once they have been entered.
In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to vary the prizes shown.
Although copyright will remain with the poet, we reserve the right to publish any shortlisted poem on our website.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
HOW TO ENTER;1 Pay the appropriate fee and obtain the transaction code.2 Send your entry via email to email@example.comIn the subject line please state "competition entry"In the body of the email please state;Your NameYour addressYour email addressPoem title(s)Please attach your poem or poems in a single WORD or TEXT file, there should be no identifying features on the file other than the poem titles,no other file types will be opened. (No PDFs)
ALL POEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT GMT ON 30th SEPTEMBER 2023