The Pighog Moss Rich International Poetry Prize
NOTICE REGARDING ENTRIES FROM SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES:
The prize's judging process is designed around principles of impartiality and privacy for all entrants.
For this reason, if a college or school wishes to submit a group of entries on behalf of their students, these entries must be submitted unnamed and unmarked. Each entry must bear a number corresponding to a list of entrants kept by the school or college itself.
Please submit one entry form with the group of entries clearly identifying:
• the school or college involved
• the key contact person including their mobile phone number and email.
In the event that one of the numbered poems is then selected as a winner by the judges we can contact the main contact at the school or college for further information about that particular person.
1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 (at the time of submitting their poems) writing in English anywhere in the world. All entries must be written in English.
2. Entries must not exceed 30 lines of poetry.
3. Entries must be written to produce a humorous or satirical effect.
4. Entry costs £3 per poem or £10 for 4 poems submitted together. Each poet may enter up to 4 poems each.
5. You may submit poems via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. You may submit your poems by post to
Pighog, P.O. Box 145, Brighton BN1 6YU England UK.
If submitting by post from outside the UK please send an International Money Order for your entry fee. If submitting by post within the UK please enclose a cheque made out to Pighog and crossed A/C Payee.
7. The entry form can be photocopied if required.
8. The Closing Date is June 29th 2012 September 7th 2012. All entries must be postmarked that day or before to be eligible. Online entries must be received by midnight on September 7th 2012.
9. No identifying marks should be on the poem itself.
10. Each poem should be accompanied by an entry form.
11. All entries should be formatted for printing on A4 paper and must be typed, double-spaced (12pt, Times New Roman preferred) and on one side of paper only. Each entry must be typed on a separate page.
12. All entries must be the original work of the entrant.
13. Your entry should not currently be submitted to any other competition, neither should it have won a previous competition.
14. Entries must not have been published previously, whether in print, online or broadcast on radio or TV.
15. Copyright remains with the poet, although the organisers reserve the right to publish any entry at any time.
16. The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
17. The judges are: Brendan Cleary (Chair), John Davies (Director, Pighog), Charlotte Gann, and Milly and Shula Rich. More information about the judges can be found on the Pighog website.
18. There will be three prizes: First £1000, Second £250, and Third £100. Poems that in the judges’ opinion have special merit may be included in a Prize anthology.
19. Winners will be notified by September 1st 2012 November 1st. A list of winners and their poems will appear on the Pighog website.
20. No entries will be returned so please keep a copy of your poem.
21. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.
22. Entries with insufficient postage will be disqualified.
23. Entries without payment in full will be disqualified.
24. Entry fees are non-refundable.
25. The competition organisers reserve the right to alter these rules at any time.
26. Entry indicates an acceptance of these rules. Entries failing to meet all of these rules will be disqualified.
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