31 May 2011

Society of Women Writers' 2011 National Open Poetry Competition (Australia)

Post date: 31 May 2011
Deadline: 8 June 2011

First Prize $300 Second Prize $200 Third Prize $100


1. Entries must be unpublished, in English, the original work of the entrant and must not have received an award in any competition, nor be concurrently entered in any other competition.

2. Maximum of 40 lines, typed on A4 paper, one side only.

3. An entry fee of $5 per poem in cheque or money order should accompany each entry. No receipt/s will be issued. Don’t send cash. Please write the cheque or money order in the name of The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc. Multiple entries can be paid with one remittance. Each entry must be on a separate form. This form may be photocopied. The form is also available on our website in 2 ways: download or copy and paste.

4. Entrants must be residents of Australia.

5. Entries must be in the hands of the Receiving Officer by closing date as stated above.

6. Winners will be announced at the Society’s luncheon meeting 12.30pm in the Dixson Room of the State Library of NSW on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

7. The judge’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. No entries returned. The short list will be posted on the website and published in the Spring 2011 edition of Images newsletter. After the presentation, the winners will be posted on the website and published in the Summer 2011 edition of Images newsletter.

Each entry should contain: (1) entry form (2) entry fee and (3) the poem.

Please send to: Ms Barbara Westerway
Receiving Officer
222 Pittwater Rd

Download entry form >>

Contact Information:

For inquiries: enquiries@womenwritersnsw.org

For submissions: Ms Barbara Westerway, Receiving Officer, 222 Pittwater Rd, MANLY NSW 2095

Website: http://www.womenwritersnsw.org
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