November 18, 2017

Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Competition

Entry closes on August 28, 2017

  • Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Competition 


    The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is seeking entries for its 2017 International Poetry Competition across the world from poets aged 18 and over in two categories:

    • Open category (open to all poets aged 18 years and over)
    • English as an Additional Language (EAL) category (open to all poets aged 18 and over who write in English as an Additional Language



    The competition deadline is midnight on 28 August 2017. It costs £5 to submit one poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries. Entrants may submit a maximum of ten poems.

    Here is what their website says:

All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself. However, you must give your real name as part of your submission, even if you prefer that your work is published under a pseudonym.

All poems must have a title and must not exceed 50 lines in length (excluding title).

Entries can be on any subject.

Poems must be the original work of the entrant.

Entries must not have been published in print, on websites, public areas of social networking sites, broadcast, have featured among the winners of another competition or be submitted elsewhere for consideration.

Poems must be written primarily in English, though a few words or phrases in another language or languages can be included.

Entrants may submit poems translated into English providing the source text is their own original work and has not been published in print, on websites, public areas of social networking sites, broadcast, featured among the winners of another competition or be submitted elsewhere for consideration.

Entry

All entries must be submitted to the Competition’s e-mail account poetrycomp@brookes.ac.uk

Entries must comprise one poem per document and be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format file (.rtf) or as a PDF file (.pdf).

Poems by EAL poets can be entered for consideration either in the EAL or the Open category. All entrants need to include either EAL or OPEN in the top right hand corner of each entry.

Entries must be submitted to the Competition email account and open in a clear, legible font of a size that is easy to read.

Fees

    • The first three poems submitted cost £5 per poem. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem up to a total of ten poems.
    • All payments must be made via the International Poetry Competition shop website using Visa/Mastercard Credit/Debit cards only. Confirmation of payment will be by automatic email reply.

    Prizes

    • The winner of the Open category will receive a prize of £1,000. The winner of the EAL category will receive a prize of £1,000. The runner-up (second-placed poem) in the Open category will receive a prize of £200. The runner-up (second-placed poem) in the EAL category will receive a prize of £200. One Special Commendation non-cash prize in the Open Category. One Special Commendation non-cash prize in the EAL Category.
    • Prize winners will be paid directly into the same bank account from which the fee for the entry was originally paid.
    • No poet may win more than one cash prize.
    • OBU reserves the right, in conjunction with the Competition judge, not to award the prizes, or to reduce or split the prize money if, in their opinion, such action is justified for any reason.
    • The prize money is generated entirely through entry fees and may be reduced if an insufficient number of entries is received.

    For more details, please visit the website: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/?platform=hootsuite


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