2019 Poetry Competition

The theme of this year’s poetry writing competition is The Heart of The Moon. This competition is open to everyone (published and unpublished poets) but only one entry per person will be permitted. Poems should be not exceed 24 lines and may be in English or Afrikaans. The closing date for entries is the 30th June 2019. Finalists will be informed by the 31st of July to give time to attend the prize giving if you wish to (this is optional but finalists who are able to attend will be given free entry to all events). The winners will be announced during the Poetry in McGregor Weekend (23 to 25 August) and the winning poems read by an accomplished poet. The winning poems may be included in the 2019 Poetry in McGregor anthology. Entries must be emailed to info@poetryinmcgregor.co.za or hand delivered to Temenos. Please note that there will be no correspondence entered into whatsoever and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.

Entries are invited in 2 categories as follows:

  1. Junior Category for children and teenagers under the age of 18. There will be a first prize of R2500 and a runner-up prize of R500.
  2. Adult Category – entrants must be over the age of 18. Prizes will be awarded as follows: First prize – R5000; runner-up – R2500 and highly commended – R500.

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