• SOUTH DOWNS POETRY FESTIVAL COMPETITION 2021

      The Binsted Prize

       

      Judge: David Swann

       

      David Swann's collection The Privilege of Rain (Waterloo Press, 2010), about his experiences as a writer-in-residence in a prison, was shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award. His poems and stories have been widely published and won many awards, including first place in 2020's Binsted Prize.

      He is a Senior Lecturer in English & Creative Writing at The University of Chichester.

       


       

      Original unpublished poems on any theme are invited for the  

       

      Binsted Prize: £300, £150, £50 

       


       

      Entry fees

      £5.00 for the first poem, £4.00 for subsequent poems, but poets aged 16-25 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 6 April, 2021

       

      We hope to organise a poetry evening in Binsted Church (BN18 0LL) in June 2021 when prize winners will be invited to read their poems, and the judge will give a reading.  But we cannot yet plan this for sure.

      We also intend to produce an anthology of the winning and commended poems as a record and celebration of the 2021 poetry competition. The winning poem will be published in the South Downs Poetry Festival magazine, Poetry & All That Jazz.

       

      For full details of the South Downs Poetry Festival visit www.sdpf.org.uk


      Click here to download the

      South Downs Poetry Festival Competition Entry Form 2021

      for printing, or copy and paste from below


       

      South Downs Poetry Festival Competition Entry Form 2021

       

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

       

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

       

      ……………………………………………………………………………  

        

      Email...............................................................          

       

      D.o.b (16-25 yr old entrants only)       ………….

        

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

       

      Title(s) of poem(s) submitted   

       

       

       

       


       

      RULES

       

      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 his decision is final. Copyright remains with the author.

       

      Send 2 copies of poems, each on a separate sheet, with entry form, by April 6 2021, to:

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

       


       

      PAYMENT

       

      Entry fee: £5 for the first poem, £4.00 for subsequent poems. £3.00 for each poem if 16-25 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 ………………

       

      For further copies of this form go to   http://www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-21

      www.sdpf.org.uk