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THE POETRY KIT INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2021

 

This year's competition is for poetry in English on the theme or subject of “home” which can be broadly interpreted and presented in any form or style. 

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 £210 (this includes membership of our mentorship program)

2nd prize is £50

 

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight 6th January 2 .021 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 

1 poem £3.50  

3 Poems £8.00

5 poems £10

 

Competition Judge is JIM BENNETT

Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool in the UK and is the author of 76 books, including books for children, books of poetry and many technical titles on transport and examinations.

His poetry collections include;

Drums at New Brighton  (Lifestyle 1999)

Down in Liverpool (CD)  (Long Neck  2001)

The Man Who Tried to Hug Clouds  (Bluechrome  2004 reprinted 2006)

Larkhill   (Searle Publishing 2009)

The Cartographer / Heswall  (Indigo Dreams 2013)

He has won many awards for his writing and performance including 3 DADAFest awards. He is also managing editor of www.poetrykit.org one of the world’s most successful internet sites for poets.  Jim taught Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and now tours throughout the year giving readings and performances of his work.

 

 

Competition Rules

 

Poems, which must be in English, on the theme or subject of “home” which can be broadly interpreted 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All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.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 comps@poetrykit.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 6th January  2020

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 comps@poetrykit.org  

In the subject line please state "competition entry"

In the body of the email please state;

Your Name

Your address

Your email address

Poem 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 6th JANUARY 2021