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Poetry Competition 2019 – express yourself!

July 4, 2019

From 8 July to 23 August 2019, Tararua District Library is celebrating National Poetry Day with our annual Poetry Competition, for New Zealand.

Win the prize!  Get the glory!  Winners announced on National Poetry Day, Friday 23 August 2019.

Need some tips?  Learn about writing poetry here or you can be a manly poet or a slam poet, or check out 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 Library are not eligible to enter)
  2. The winner will be announced on ‘Phantom Billstickers’ National Poetry Day 23th August 2019, on this blog and our Facebook page.
  3. All entries must be in English, and emailed to or handed in at any branch of Tararua District Library.  If emailed, they can be in the body of the email or attached as a Microsoft Word or Publisher document. Hand written entries will be accepted, however, they must be printed and legible.
  4. A maximum of two entries per person will be accepted; at least one poem per person will be published online, selected by us.
  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 All poems to be an original creation of the person submitting it, and previously unpublished.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 Friday 16 August 2019.
  8. Judges decision is final.  Two prizes will be awarded by our judge, Chris Cape (Bush Poet) as follows:
    a)  Best poem.
    b)  Runner up.

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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