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National Poetry Day Competition 2020 Dunedin Public Libraries in partnership with the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors invite you to celebrate National Poetry Day by creating poetry.

The competition is open to all residents of Otago-Southland and entries will be allocated to one of three categories:

Primary school aged children
Intermediate/high-school aged young people
Adults over the age of 18

You can write about anything, or opt for one of our suggested themes under the following categories:

Open category – choose your own subject

The Invisible
A poem using all of these words in any order: matchstick, luck, slack, trick

The winning entries in each age group (1st, 2nd, 3rd, highly-commended) will be published in Dunedin Public Libraries’ e-magazine NB and website.

Winners will be announced publicly on National Poetry Day Friday 21st August 2020
Fill out the online entry form and attach a copy of your poem (500 words or less).
Complete the entry form which is available at all Dunedin Public Libraries or you can print a copy here.

Postal entries should be sent with a copy of your poem to:
2020 Vision Competition
c/o Kay Mercer
Dunedin Public Libraries
PO Box 5542
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
CLOSING DATE: Monday 10th August 2020

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