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Adelaide Plains Poets Poetry Competition 2021

The writing group I am the President of, has held a writing competition every year (more or less) since 2004/05, and we are holding another one for 2021. We have a different theme for the poems every year, and the 2021 theme is RECOVERY.

After the horrid year we had last year, dealing with Covid-19, which is still doing horrid things all around the world, the idea of recovery from that virus would be strongly in the minds of most. But Recovery can refer to many things, cancer, relationship break ups, broken bones, or even re-covering a sofa or chair with ripped fabric.

my ‘Recovery’ from broken ankle – I’ve written a book of poems on that! (Available on this blogsite – Angles on Ankles is the poetry collection about it)

And being clever people out there, you may well have other interpretations on this idea. That is fine, if you decide to enter this competition, just make sure the competition secretary (me) can see the reference to the theme. The competition is for adults (Open Section) and children (Primary School, and Secondary School students – two separate sections).

Entries must be sent by post, not via email for preference, in order to keep things easily under control. Emailed entries can easily be missed, and be missed and not forwarded to the relevant competition judges. Another point – entries will be accepted from overseas, but only for the Open Section, not the two junior sections. The payment details for the Open section are on the relevant Entry form and Guidelines, which are down below.

So if you have thoughts about recovery, and are interested in entering the competition, take a look at the two forms and go for it if you want to, I’ll be waiting to get the entries in the mail!

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ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS Inc.

POETRY COMPETITION 2021

‘RECOVERY’

1st, 2nd & 3rd cash prizes, plus Highly Commended & Commended certificates as awarded by judge. Total prize pool over $700

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Work entered in this competition must be original, in English, unpublished and not have won a prize in any other competition. Authors retain copyright.

Theme ‘Recovery’ – Poems entered must in some way refer to the theme

Open Class – poets 18 years & older

Junior sections – Primary School student (one poem only), Secondary School student (one poem only)

To maintain anonymity, entrant’s name should appear on entry form only, not on poems. Entry forms are to include entrant’s name, address, phone number, titles of poems submitted.

Entries should be typed, on one side of paper only, one poem to a page

Poems to be no longer than 60 lines

Entry fees: Open class $10 for first poem, $5 for every poem entered thereafter

Junior classes – no entry fee, only one poem per student

Cheques/money orders to be made payable to Adelaide Plains Poets Inc

Or electronically using these details: BSB 105-009 Acc 105 954 340 (please give poet’s name with electronic payment)

Entries to: Competition Secretary, 1594 Germantown Rd REDBANKS SA 5502

Entries to be posted by close of business 2 July 2021 – entries received after this date may not be considered for the competition.

Authors should retain a copy of their work

For further details contact: Competition secretary, Ms C Cordon 

at 0418 806 490, kittycordo@gmail.com

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ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS Inc. POETRY COMPETITION 2021

‘RECOVERY’

ENTRY FORM

Name…………………………………………………Phone…………………………………

Address………………………………….………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Email……………………………..……………………………………………..

Title of poem/s – …………………………..………………….……..……..

……………………………………………………..…………..……….……………

……………………………………………………..…………..……….……………

 (use back of page for additional entries) 

Entrants’ names or other details must not appear on poems

Declaration by author: I agree to comply with the Entry Guidelines and declare that the written work submitted in my name is my own original work and has not been copied in part, or in full, from any other source.

Author’s signature………………………………………………………….date………………….…………

Date of birth (if entering a junior section) ……………………………….………………………… 

Secondary School or Primary School – Circle to indicate which section, for Junior sections

Name of school (if entering junior sections)

……………………………………..………….……………………………………..    

Entry fees: Open class $10 for first poem, $5 for every poem entered thereafter 

(OPEN CLASS ONLY – NO FEE FOR JUNIOR ENTRIES)

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – 2 July 2021

Cheques/money orders to be made payable to Adelaide Plains Poets Inc, and sent with entries to Competition Secretary, 1594 Germantown Rd REDBANKS SA 5502

Or electronically using these details: BSB 105-009 Acc 105 954 340

Authors should retain a copy of their work, entries will not be returned without provision of a stamped self-addressed envelope, and a written request.



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