Terms of Entry
In essence, there are few rules or prescriptions given for this competition. The length of the poem is determined by what can legibly be written on the left hand side of a standard picture postcard (allowing space for your name). The content can relate to place, time, location or simply the fact that it is written by you, there, at that time; it can be very much of the moment, a snapshot of time and place, in the spirit of a ‘spoken message’… or otherwise.
We would like you to also sign the front of the card.
Competition winners, as selected by Peter and Ann Sanson of The Poetry Business, will receive the following:
– One first prize will win a book, pamphlet, e-book, and audiobook download from The Poetry Business;
– Ten runners-up will receive back issues of The North magazine;
– Selected winning entries will appear in The North magazine;
– A special prize for one postcard coming in from The North – a place on a celebratedPoetry Business Writing Day in Sheffield;
– All entries received will also be featured in an exhibition to be held as part of theSouth Yorkshire Poetry Festival from 20-30th May 2015.
Postcards should be stamped and addressed to:
Bank Street Arts
32-34 Bank Street
The entry fee for this competition is £10, payable via PayPal – you do not need to have a PayPal account to do this, just a debit or credit card. If you are under 18 please ask permission from the fee payer!
All entrants should also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with both the name under which the postcard is written and the name associated with the payment; this is so we can keep track of your entry and keep you up to date with the competition. We will also accept payment by cheque sent to the above address or bank transfer (please email us for details).
This money will go towards the administration and running of the exhibition, with the remainder contributing to our large scale fundraising efforts in 2015. Note that your entry will not be considered until we have received both your postcard and payment.
Closing date for entries: Thursday 30th April 2015
We will exhibit and display all of the poems during the Poetry Festival.
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