The Poetry in McGregor Festival’s Poetry Competition is Open For Entries

17 May 2018
The Poetry in McGregor Festival’s Poetry Competition is Open For Entries

Deadline: 31 May 2018

The sixth Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 will be held over the weekend of 24 to 26 August 2018. In the run-up they’re hosting their annual Poetry Writing Competition, with a R5000 cash prize up for grabs in the Open category, as well as R2500 for the winner in the High School category.

We have pleasure in inviting you to submit up to three poems written on the theme of Water.

There will be a First Prize of R5000; a Second Prize of R1000 and, if applicable, a Highly Commended Prize of R500.

The poem must be the original work of the entrant submitting it. Poems must have a title and have a “Water” theme. The poems should be between 12 and 40 lines in length. The poems may be in English or Afrikaans. Full names must be provided plus date of birth and contact numbers. A maximum of three poems per poet may be entered. Entries must be submitted separately. The poems will be judged by a competent panel of experienced judges and their decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into at any stage of the competition. Entries must be typed and emailed to: mcgpoets@gmail.com / posted to PO Box 361, McGregor, 6708 / faxed to 086 756 0864 / delivered to the Temenos Office, corner Voortrekker and Bree Streets, McGregor.

Full details and guidelines for the Poetry Competition can be found on www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za.

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