The 4th Welsh Poetry Competition, (2010) is still seeking talented writers for this years’ competition!
Theaim of the competition is to encourage and reward the abundance ofcreative writing talent that exists in Wales but fails to getrecognition.
Writer and competition organiser Dave Lewis said:
Poets have just one week left to send us their entries and be in with a chance of winning the £300 first prize.
Weare 100% independent, we do not use filter judges, we do not getgrants, bursaries or other public money from the Arts Council, but arepurely self financing. All entries are judged anonymously by our judge celebrated writer and activist John Evans.
Thisyear we’ve already had entries from Texas, Ontario, Queensland as wellas all over Europe and the UK. We are looking for new and innovativewriters, so if you think you’re the one why not send us your work!
The prizes are: 1st Prize – £300, 2nd Prize – £150 and 3rd Prize – £75 with 17 runners-up mentioned on our website.
Weare thrilled that Welsh hero, John Evans, has agreed to judge thisyear’s competition. John has just released his long awaited new bookThe Acid Real and has been described as “one of Wales’ mostuncompromising and original contemporary artists and writers.
Toenter you just need to compose a poem, in English, of less than 50lines and send to the competition organisers. Entry forms areavailable by post, can be downloaded from the website or picked up from Wales’ libraries.
It’s £3 to enter and the closing date is Sunday 30th May 2010.