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Iraq Occupation Focus / Red Pepper

Open Poetry Competition


For poems on the theme of war and occupation

 

Judge: Adrian Mitchell

 

First prize: £100

Second prize:£50

Third prizes (two): £25 each

 

Winning poems will be published in Red Pepper and Iraq Occupation Focus Newsletter

 

 

Entry fee: £3 for the first entry; £2 for each subsequent entry. 

 

Closing date for submissions: 13 November, 2004

 

 

Entry fees will be used to help defray the costs of organising the Day Conference on the Occupation of Iraq on 5th December in central London.  Prizes will be presented and winning entries read out at the Day Conference.

 

Download an Entry form:

 

Cheques or POs should be made payable to ‘Iraq Occupation Focus’ and sent with poems and entry form to IOF Poetry Competition. c/o Red Pepper Magazine, 1B Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ. 

 

Queries email here:

  

Rules:

 

1.                Poems must be original and unpublished, written in English and not exceed 50 lines.

2.                To enter you must be at least 18 years old and a UK resident.

3.                Each poem must be typed single-space on one side of A4 paper. The author’s name must NOT appear on the poems, which will be judged anonymously. Titles of all poems submitted plus the name and street address (and if possible, email address) of the author should be clearly printed on the separate entry form (available at www.iraqoccupationfocus.org.uk) or on a separate sheet of A4 paper.

4.                No author can win more than one prize.

5.                The entry fee is £3 for the first poem and £2 for each subsequent poem; i.e. one poet may submit 5 poems for a total of £11.

6.                Poems will not be returned so please do not send your only copy. Receipt of entries will NOT  be acknowledged. 

7.                Copyright remains with the author but the organisers reserve the right to publish the winning poems in Red Pepper and the Iraq Occupation Focus Newsletter.

8.                Awards will be announced at the Iraq Occupation Focus Day Conference on 5th December. Winners will be notified in advance.

9.                All money raised from entry fees will go towards the costs of organizing the conference on the occupation of Iraq on 5th December 2004, organized by Iraq Occupation Focus. Any remainder will fund further campaigning to end the occupation of Iraq.

10.           The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the results.

11.           The organisers reserve the right to return poems and entry fees if the need arises.

12.           No one employed by Red Pepper or involved in the organisation of the Iraq Occupation Focus Day Conference is eligible to enter.

13.           All entries will be read.

14.          Cheques or POs should be made payable to ‘Iraq Occupation Focus’ and sent with poems and entry form to IOF Poetry Competition. c/o Red Pepper Magazine, 1B Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ. 

 

For more information:

www.iraqoccupationfocus.org.uk

www.redpepper.org.uk

 

September 2004

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