• South Downs Poetry Festival Competition - 2020

      THE BINSTED PRIZE and SOUTH DOWNS YOUNG POET’S PRIZE

       

      Click here for the Entry Form as Word or as PDF documents, or, simply copy the webpage below.
       

      Our 2020 Judge is Stephanie Norgate

       

      Stephanie Norgate is a poet and playwright, with plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her poetry publications include The Blue Den (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) and the Forward shortlisted Hidden River (2008).Formerly programme director for the MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University, she edited the Chalk Poets anthology (Sarsen, 2016) and a book of essays on Poetry and Voice (CSP, 2012). She is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and is working on her forthcoming new collection.

       

      Original unpublished poems on any theme are invited for the  

      Binsted Prize: £250, £150, £50 

       

      and the

      South Downs Young Poet’s Prize: £50.00

      (for poets resident or studying in Hampshire, West and East Sussex and aged 16-30)

       


       

      Entry fees

      £5.00 for the first poem, £4.00 for subsequent poems, but poets aged 16-30 can enter for £3.00 per poem

       

      Post poems, with entry forms and fees, to:

      Competition Secretary

      Shirley Park, Yapton Lane,

      Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0AN 

       

      to arrive by the closing date of Tuesday, April 14, 2020

       

       Prizewinners will be invited to read their poems in Binsted Church (BN18 0LL)

      during the poetry evening, one of the events in the 2020 Binsted Art Festival,

      on Friday 12 June, 2020 at 7 pm

       

      For full details of the Binsted Arts Festival 2020 and the South Downs Poetry Festival visit

      www.binsted.org/arts-festival

      www.sdpf.org.uk/


       

      The Binsted Prize – South Downs Poetry Festival Competition

      Entry Form 2020

       

      Name...................................................................................

       

      Address, with Postcode.............................................................................

       

      ……………………………………………………………………………  

        

      Email...............................................................          D.o.b (16-30 yr old entrants only)………….

        

      Phone no................................................

       

      Title(s) of poem(s) submitted   

       

       

       

       


       

      RULES

       

      Send 2 copies of poems, each on a separate sheet, with entry form, to:

      Competition Secretary, Shirley Park, Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0AN

       

      Entrants eligible for the Young Poets Prize should indicate this by writing YP in the top right hand corner of their poems (and complete d.o.b on this entry form). All entrants will be eligible for the Binsted Prizes, but can be awarded only one prize across both parts of the competition.

       

      Poems must be the original work of the named author and must not have been previously published or won a prize in any competition.

      Poems must not exceed 50 lines, must be typed, single spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point.

      No author names on poems - personal details to go on entry form.only 

       

      Poems being submitted to other competitions can be accepted subject to withdrawal if another prize is awarded before winners in this competition are notified.

       

      The judge will read all entries and her decision is final. Copyright remains with the author.


       

      PAYMENT

       

      Entry fee: £5 for the first poem, £4.00 for subsequent poems. £3.00 for each poem if 16-30 yrs old.

       

      Send cheque/postal order with poem(s) OR pay on-line at:

      www.thenovium.org/sdpoetry and then write your reference number below

       

      I enclose a cheque or postal order payable to Binsted Arts   for £....................

      OR I have paid online and my reference no.is ………………

       

      Further copies of this form can be downloaded from http://www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-20