2014 Buxton Poetry Competition

Buxton Poetry Competition 2014 is now open for entries. Our theme this year is ‘The Natural World’. We are delighted to welcome a new judge this year – Helen Mort who is the new Derbyshire Poet Laureate.

For more information and to download an entry form please visit http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/outreach/poetry-competition/ .

Competition Rules

• Buxton Poetry Competition is now open for entries

• The closing date for entries is 7th April 2014

• Poems must not exceed 40 lines

• Poems must be typed on one side of A4 white paper with no illustrations

• Poems are judged anonymously and the name of the poet must not appear on the poem

• All poems must be accompanied by a completed entry form

• Poems must be the original work of the author and previously unpublished

• Maximum three poems per entrant

• Each poem should have a title

• Receipt of entries can be confirmed if a SAE is included with the entry form

• The 15 finalists will be informed after 1 June

• The judges’ decision is final

• Copyright remains with the poet however finalists’ poems may be used by competition

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Entry Details and Fees

• Please complete and return the form in this leaflet to enter the competition

• Entry to the Open Category is £5 per poem

• Entries to the Young People’s and Children’s Categories are free

• Entries cannot be submitted by email

• Payment is by cheque only. Please make cheque payable to Buxton Festival

• Payment by cash cannot be accepted

To download the Competition pack – click here.