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An invitation to Dunedin’s young poets – celebrate National Poetry Day 2015

from WriteNow:

We want to hear from Dunedin’s talented young poets. All secondary school writers (years 9-13) from Palmerston to Dunedin to Milton are invited to submit poems to the Dunedin Secondary Schools Poetry Competition.

Three poems will be selected to be featured on billboard posters distributed as part of National Poetry Day celebrations to shops, libraries and all Dunedin intermediate and secondary schools.

The three winning poets will each receive a $50 book token from the University Book Shop. In addition each winning poet will have the opportunity to read their work alongside three of New Zealand’s renowned poets – Dunedin’s David Eggleton and Carolyn McCurdie and Wellington’s Hinemoana Baker – as part of Dunedin’s National Poetry Day event on Friday 28 August at the Dunningham Suite, Dunedin Public Library. Winning and highly commended poems will also be published on the website: http://www.writenow.org.nz

Entries will be judged blind by Dunedin poet David Eggleton.

For further comment, contact Sue Wootton on 027 2000 850

WriteNow

Entries close 5pm, Friday 3 July 2015

How to enter and further details available here

Two Poetry Competitions for Secondary School Students

2014 NZATE Senior Poetry Competition

This new competition is available to any Year 11-13 students in schools that are members of NZATE
Prizes:
The winner receives $150 and their poem will be published in the October issue of
English in Aotearoa
The two runners-up each win $50.

Rules:
1. Entries must be sent as attachments in a teacher’s school email, by a teacher who is a
member of NZATE or whose school is a member.
2. The email must list the attached entries, with name, year level and title for each entry.
3. Each entry (attachment) must have name, year level, school name and title.
4. Email entries to HCE@stac.school.nz by Friday 15 August

Instructions:
Write a poem
Have fun.

2014 NZATE Junior Poetry Competition

Prizes:
The winner at each Year level (Yr 9 and 10) wins $100 and their poems will be published
in the October issue of English in Aotearoa
The two runners-up at each level win $50 each.
Rules:
1. Entries must be sent as attachments in a teacher’s school email, by a teacher who is a
member of NZATE or whose school is a member.
2. The email must list the attached entries, with name, year level and title for each entry.
3. Each entry (attachment) must have name, year level, school name and title.
4. Email entries to cl@rangiorahigh.school.nz by Friday 15 August

Instructions:
Write a short poem containing the phrase
‘eating the plan’

Have fun.

 

New Voices: Emerging Poets Competition

New Voices comp

Divine Muses

NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition

The 2014 competition is NOW OPEN

This is the third year of the competition and the winners will be announced at
The Divine Muses X : an evening of poetry
which will be held
at the Gus Fisher Gallery as part of National Poetry Day.

For information and entry form see here

 

The competition will be judged by Auckland poet, Bob Orr.

For an interview with Bob and Peter Calder in The NZ Herald see here.

For Bob’s NZ Book Council page see here.