Enter the Poetry in McGregor Poetry Competition 2017

19 Jul 2017
Enter the Poetry in McGregor Poetry Competition 2017

Deadline: 10 August 2017

Press release from Poetry in McGregor:

One of the highlights leading up to the annual Poetry in McGregor weekend is the Poetry Competition: Last year the organizers were delighted to receive hundreds of entries from across the nation. The entries for this year`s competition is now officially open: All unpublished poets may enter the Poetry in McGregor competition: The theme this year is: Poetry against Poverty. Your entry must reflect this theme.

Billy Kennedy, Chairman of the Poetry in McGregor committee, believes that Poetry plays an important part in our lives: “Someone once wrote that much of the violence and psychological illness and unease in our society is probably due to poetry deprivation. Bigotry and prejudice and fundamentalism contract the mind, and our world is full of it. Poetry expands the mind. It limbers up the imagination. It does to the mind what Yoga does for the body. We are looking forward to reading the works of budding poets. Enrage us, challenge us, uplift us, inspire us!”

There are two categories for this year`s Poetry Competition:

Adult open category: prize money for winner: R5000.00
School category (open to students grade 7 to 12) – Prize: a brand new iPad.

Entries to be mailed to mcgpoets@gmail.com before 10 August 2017. Entries can be in Afrikaans or English. Please see www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za for competition details, terms and conditions.

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(Image courtesy of Edna Fourie/Dani’s Photos via Poetry in McGregor)

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