'Winter' Open Poetry Competition

‘Winter’ Open Poetry Competition

The Winter Poetry Competition has grown out of the exhibition, Ice Dance, which features the photography and poems of Rona Campbell. The exhibition is touring throughout Wales and England in 2013 and the winners of the ‘Winter’ Poetry Competition will be announced during her exhibition at The Greenwich Gallery, London, on Monday May 13th 2013.There are three prizes £100 £65 & £35.We are looking for original poems on the theme of ‘Winter’. The subject is wide ranging and can be tackled through any number of approaches, including landscape, environment, political, personal or any other idea you may have. Poems inspired by Rona’s photographs are also welcome, and these can be found on her website www.ronacampbell.co.uk

THE JUDGES are Aled Lewis Evans and Peter Read.

Aled Lewis Evans is a published poet and short story writer and playwright. Writing in both Welsh and English, he has had over thirty books published and has been a prize winner on three occasions at the Welsh National Eisteddfod. He is also a radio broadcaster and teaches Creative Writing.
Peter Read is a poet, playwright and ghost writer. He won the John Tripp Award for the best performance poet in Wales and has also won awards for his playwriting. He was poet in Residence at the North American and Canadian Welsh Festival in Ohio and his poems have been featured on radio and television.
RULES ‘Winter’ open poetry competition.

1.Writers must be over 18 years old. 2. Poems must be your original work, unpublished and not accepted for publication. 3. Poems must be written in English and not exceed 40 lines. 4. Each poem must be typed, single spaced on one side of A4 paper, which must not bear the name of the author, or any form of identification. 5. The titles of the poem/s and name and address of the poet should be clearly listed on the entry form. 6. The entry fee is £4 per poem, or three poems for £10. 7. Receipt of entry will be acknowledged if a s.a.e. is enclosed with the entry. 8. A list of prize winners will be sent if an envelope marked Prize Winners is enclosed with the entry. 9. Copyright will remain with the author, but the organisers reserve the right to publish any of the winning or recommended poems, up to one year after the end of the competition. 10. The awards will be announced at The Greenwich Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS, at a special poetry event on May 13th 6.30 – 8.30pm. 11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the results. The poems will not be returned. 12. The organisers reserve the right to return poems and entry fees if the need arises. 13. The judges will read all the entries.
14 Closing date Friday 26th April 2013.

Cheques/P/O’s made payable to ‘Winter’ and send the completed poem and application form to -
‘Winter’ Poetry Competition, 5 Salisbury Road, Wrexham, LL13 7AS
ENTRY FORM ‘Winter’ 
CHEQUES PAYABLE TO ‘Winter’, 5 Salisbury Road, Wrexham, LL13 7AS.      

Photograph by TRISTAN CUMMINGS ©Tristan Cummings 2012