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Poetry on the Lake

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Kate Dempsey

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Deadline: 15th April 2018 (last postmark or 24.00 email)

3 categories:

  • Silver Wyvern (all forms, max 42 lines); Adjudicator Fred Johnston
  • Short poems (max.10 lines); Adjudicator Kevin Bailey
  • Formal (max 40 lines) Adjudicator Kevin Bailey

Theme for Silver Wyvern: Cinema– may be interpreted widely but must bear a reference to the theme.

No set theme for Short & Formal categories.

Prizes:

  • Silver Wyvern category winner: Silver Wyvern and €500.
  • 2nd – €200;
  • 3rd €100.
  • Formal & Short categories: winners: €100 each

Postal entries:

  • UK: £10 first poem; further poems £6 each. UK cheques/BPOs only, payable toG. Griffin-Hall.
  • ROW: €15 first poem; 2 or more, €10 each. Pay Paypal

Online Entries: £ 10 or € 15 or $ 15 first poem; further poems £8/€ 10/$12 each.

Usual competition rules apply:

Open category embraces all forms of poems providing they do not exceed 40 lines (title excluded); free verse, traditional or formal verse – anything goes!

Formal category: traditional verse forms: sonnets, sestinas, ballards,haiku (up to five haiku on one page count as one entry) villanelles etc or your own rhyming or metrical scheme. NOT free verse and just dividing a free verse poem into couplets without a rhyming or metrical scheme doesn’t make for a Formal poem and just because a poem has 14 lines doesn’t make it a sonnet, a sonnet should have a metre and rhyme scheme.

Short: all forms not exceeding 10 lines (title excluded)

Results on website July, winners contacted earlier.

Link here to enter

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