Saturday 21 June 2014

Salopian Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition - Deadlin 12th September 2014


Conditions of entry:-

The 38th annual competition is open to every one. Entries must be in English & your own original work. Entries must not be entered into any other competition,nor have been a prize winner in any other competition.

Poems, ( maximum 42 lines), should be typed but, if hand-written, printed. Each poem should be entered on a separate sheet of A4 paper, bearing only the title of the poem. Author's name, address or any other form of identification must NOT be included on the poem or poems but should be written on the entry form or a separate sheet of paper, together with the title/s of the poem/s and the name and address of the poet, and attached to the entries.


Entry fee is £3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members. All cheques or postal orders must be made payable to The Salopian Poetry Society and not to the adjudicator or competition organiser. No manuscripts can be returned. Please keep a copy of poems entered.

FIRST PRIZE £200 – Second prize £100 – Third prize £50.

Six consolation prizes of £25 will be awarded and all nine winners will receive a copy of the Winter 2014 issue of Salopeot which will contain all nine winning poems. No limit to number of entries.

Entries unaccompanied by an entry form will be accepted provided that the rules are followed.

Adjudicator :- Allison Chisholm

A free list of winners will be sent as soon as possible if a S.A.E. is enclosed for this purpose with the entry form. All nine winning poems will be published in the Winter edition of ‘Salopeot’ 2014, copies of which can be obtained @£5.00 ( including postage) from the Editor:- Roger Hoult, 5,Squires Close, Madeley,Telford, Shropshire TF7-5RU.

CLOSING DATE 12th September 2014.

Copyright of all poems remains that of the Author, but the Society shall have the right to publish all winning poems in the Winter issue of ‘Salopeot’and the first three on their website.

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