Poetry Vault Open Poetry Competition

1st prize: £500 * 2nd prize: £300 * 3rd prize: £100

Deadline: November 30th 2009

Poetry Competition Guidelines:

  1. Original, previously unpublished poems, up to a maximum of 40 lines
  2. Poems can be in any style, rhyming or free verse
  3. Only English language entries will be accepted
  4. Only one entry per person
  5. First prize is £500; Second prize is £300; Third prize is £100
  6. Entry is free and can be via the Submissions Form or Postal Mail
  7. The results of the competition can be received by Email or Postal Mail (please include a Stamped Addressed Envelope with your entry)
  8. Manuscripts will not be returned. Winners will be notified by Email
  9. Entrants agree to be bound by the Competition rules. All judges' decisons are final
  10. Entries by Email must be received by 30th November 2009. Postal entries must be postmarked no later than 30th November 2009
  11. Poems are judged on the basis of impact and originality

Poetry Competition Rules

All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights to the entries must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to Poetry Vault to publish and display the entry on the Web (in electronic form only) if the entry is selected as a winner or finalist. Winners will be contacted within 60 days of the deadline date. Competition is open to everyone except employees of Poetry Vault and their families. Void where prohibited.

How to Submit

Complete the Submissions Form, or if you prefer, you may send your Entry via Postal Mail to:
Poetry Vault Open Poetry Competition,
P.O. Box 246,
Surf City,
West Summerlands,
Y67 6QZ
United Kingdom

Enter via the Submissions Form

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