Focus / Red Pepper
Open Poetry Competition
on the theme of war and occupation
Judge: Adrian Mitchell
First prize: £100
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
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:
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.
Poems must be
original and unpublished, written in English and not exceed 50 lines.
To enter you
must be at least 18 years old and a UK resident.
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.
No author can
win more than one prize.
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.
Poems will not
be returned so please do not send your only copy. Receipt of entries
will NOT be acknowledged.
remains with the author but the organisers reserve the right to publish
the winning poems in Red Pepper and the Iraq Occupation Focus
Awards will be announced
at the Iraq Occupation Focus Day Conference on 5th December.
Winners will be notified in advance.
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.
decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding
reserve the right to return poems and entry fees if the need arises.
No one employed
by Red Pepper or involved in the organisation of the Iraq Occupation
Focus Day Conference is eligible to enter.
All entries will
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
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