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Calling all talented amateur and professional film makers for the inaugural Pighog Poetry Film Competition

Proudly sponsored by The Brit Method

You’re invited to enter our exciting new film competition based on the poems in our award-winning collections!

The competition asks filmmaker entrants to select a poem from a Pighog poetry pamphlet or full collection and create a video around the poem. The winner and shortlisted entrants of this international competition will be featured and celebrated as part of the growing Pighog poetry and film community. We are looking forward to seeing your creative responses to this project and the filmic gems you produce!

What is the competition?

You must pick a poem from a Pighog poetry publication and create a 90 second film based around it. This could mean anything from an animation to a live action film. The competition will run from the 24th July to the 31st December 2013. The winner of the main competition, as decided by our judges, will win the £500 prize as well as a feature on the Pighog website alongside their winning film. The second part of the competition is the ‘Pighog People’s Choice Competition’ in which the judges will pick five outstanding films to be voted on by the public. The top voted film will receive a £100 prize and will be featured on the website alongside the overall competition winner.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to anybody around the world, however you must be 18 or over to submit a film. You will be the sole beneficiary of the prize and will be contacted directly throughout the competition. To enter, you must have a valid debit card or paypal with which to pay your entry fee or receive your prize money.

How To Enter?

Once your entry has been filmed and rendered into an acceptable format (as shown in the competition’s terms and conditions), you will need to send it to us through Submittable. This enters you for both the main prize as well as the People’s Choice Competition. Along with your online submission you will need to send your entry fee. There are two categories for submission fees:

1. If you have purchased a Pighog poetry publication online since January 1st 2012, you will only have to pay a single £5 entry fee for a chance to win.

2. If you have not purchased a Pighog poetry publication online since January 1st 2012, you will need to pay a £10 entry fee to submit your film for your chance to win the full prize.