Write a poem on the theme ‘In the wild’.
Entry is open to all South Australian residents in three age categories:
- Adult – anyone 18 years or over, 60 lines maximum.
- Youth – anyone 13-17 years inclusive, 40 lines maximum.
- Junior – anyone 12 years or younger, 30 lines maximum.
(Age as at 2 August 2019.)
Entrants can interpret the theme of COLOUR as broadly as they wish.
1st prize – $300; Runner Up $100 + copy of anthology for winner and runner up
1st prize $150; Runner Up $50; + copy of anthology for winner and runner up
1st prize $100; Runner Up $25; + copy of anthology for winner and runner up
All winners, runners up, and some shortlisted poems will be professionally published in the 2019 Poetry Festival Anthology!
Prizes will be announced at the Closing Ceremony at Cafe Paradiso on Wednesday 20 November from 5pm.
- Pick up an entry postcard from the Library, or download the entry form here, fill out your details, attach your poem and drop it off at the Library
- Alternatively you can email your entry with your contact details directly to email@example.com
Entries open Thursday 1 June and close Friday 2 August at 5pm.
Terms and Conditions
- All entries must relate to the theme ‘Colour’. How your entry relates is open to interpretation.
- Entries must be unpublished, original, and in English.
- Maximum of 2 entries per person.
- Each entry must be submitted with name and contact details of author.
- Entry form must be dated and signed by author. Youth and Junior entries must be signed by a parent or guardian and include full contact details.
- The author’s name must not appear on the poem page if emailed as an attachment or hardcopy.
- Title of poem must match that on the entry form.
- Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 August. Late entries will not be accepted.
- Entries will not be returned, and no responsibility is taken for entries, so authors should keep their own copy.
- Entries, once received, cannot be altered or withdrawn.
- Awards are given in the following categories: Adult, Youth, Junior. Prizes are awarded for first, and second place in each category.
- It is a condition of entry that entrants grant City of Tea Tree Gully and North Eastern Writers Incorporated a non-exclusive, personal, perpetual, royalty free license to publish (print or electronic), broadcast, edit and adapt the entry for future promotion or publication.
- It is entirely possible that no prize may be given in a category if the entries are not of a publishable standard.
- The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- All entrants are welcome to the award ceremony at the Cafe Paradiso on Wednesday 20 November, 5pm.
- The City of Tea Tree Gully and the North Eastern Writers Inc are not responsible or liable for any damage, theft, personal physical or psychological injury relating to, or resulting from your participation in this competition.