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Poetry Competition 2015 – how creative are you?

July 8, 2015

national poetry day 2015 From 1st to 21st August 2015, Tararua District Library is celebrating National Poetry Day with an online Poetry Competition, for adults.

Have your poem published online in our blog, and be in to win a prize!

Need some tips?  Learn about writing poetry here  or call in to your local library to borrow one of our many poetry books.

Please read the rules:

  1. The competition runs from 1st August to 21st August 2015.
  2. Entries close at 5pm, 21st August 2015. No late entries will be accepted.
  3. The winner will be announced on National Poetry Day 28th August 2015, on our blog site.
  4. All entries must be typed, in English, and can be emailed to or handed in at any branch of Tararua District Library.
  5. Up to four entries per person will be accepted, however we may only publish up to two poems per person online, depending on the volume of entries.
  6. All poems to be an original creation of the person submitting it, and previously unpublished.
  7. Entries to be accompanied by the name, address and contact details of the submitter.
  8. Open to all adult New Zealand residents – aged 18 and over.
  9. Prizes awarded to the best two poems.  Judges decision is final.

PS, if you search poems or poetry in the blog, you’ll find the wonderful entries from last year to get your creative juices flowing.


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