The 2020 Charles Causley Worldwide Poetry Competition is now open for entries! We’re actually excited to announce that this year’s Poetry Competition will likely be judged by Lemn Sissay. Enter on-line by following the hyperlinks beneath or, when you choose, you may nonetheless enter by publish. Please just be sure you learn the Guidelines of Entry fastidiously earlier than getting into.
The poem/s could also be on any topic; 40 strains of textual content most, no minimal. All particular person poems will need to have a title.
Entries must not ever have been revealed, self-published, revealed on any web site or broadcast in any kind nor at present entered in some other competitors earlier than 30 November 2020.
This year’s competitors will likely be judged by Lemn Sissay.
• 1st prize: £2,000 plus a 1 week writing residency at Cyprus Properly, Charles Causley’s former residence in Launceston
• 2nd prize: £250
• third prize: £100
• There will even be 5 Extremely Recommended Awards of £30 every.
- Winners will be notified by 31st March 2021 and invited to an award ceremony in the summer of 2021 (subject to any restrictions on gatherings). All winners will be required to provide a biography and photograph.
- The copyright of the winning poems remains with the authors. However, the winning poets, by entering the competition, grant The Charles Causley Trust the right to publish in print and online/digital, and/or broadcast their winning poem in perpetuity.
- Details of the winners will be posted on the Charles Causley Trust website: causleytrust.org
- There will be a prize giving ceremony in 2021. There is a limited travel budget to assist the first prize winner to collect their award. Any additional costs or arrangements are strictly the responsibility of the first prize winning poet and the travel budget is not transferable. Sadly, there is no financial assistance for second and third prize winners to travel to any event. The winners are not obliged to attend this event. Entrants accept on submission that full costs of their travel to any prize giving may not be available.
The primary poem submitted prices £7.50. Subsequent entries in the identical submission price £5.50 per poem.