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Poetry Competition 2017 … ready, steady, GO!

July 7, 2017

From 10 July to 20 August 2017, Tararua District Library is marking National Poetry Day with our annual Poetry Competition.

Win the prize!  Get the glory!

Winner announced on 25 August 2017 on blog/Facebook.

Submit up to TWO of your own original unpublished poems to


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. Open to all New Zealand residents aged 18 and over (employees of Tararua District Council are not eligible to enter)
  2. The winner will be announced on ‘Phantom Billstickers’ National Poetry Day Friday 25th August 2017, on this blog and our Facebook page.
  3. All entries must be typed, in English, and can be emailed to or handed in at any branch of Tararua District Library.  If emailed, they can be in the body of the email or via Microsoft Word or Publisher attachment.
  4. A maximum of two entries per person will be accepted; at least one poem per person will be published online, as chosen by us. Published poems will not be withdrawn from publication.
  5. All poems to be an original creation of the person submitting it, and previously unpublished.
  6. Entries to be accompanied by the name, address and contact details of the submitter.
  7. No late entries will be accepted. Entries close 5pm 20 August 2017.
  8. Prize awarded to the best poem.  Judged by author Muriel Cowan ; decision is final.

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


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