Competition Rules

THE SALOPIAN POETRY SOCIETY'S OPEN POETRY COMPETITION 2018.
Conditions of entry:-
The 42nd annual competition is open to every one. Entries must be in English & your own original work. Entries must not be entered into any other competition, nor have been a prize winner in any other competition.

Poems, ( maximum 80 lines), should be typed but, if hand-written, printed. Each poem should be entered on a separate sheet of A4 paper, bearing only the title of the poem. Author's name, address or any other form of identification must NOT be included on the poem or poems but should be written on the entry form or a separate sheet of paper, together with the title/s of the poem/s and the name and address of the poet, and attached to the entries.

*PLEASE SUBMIT TWO COPIES OF EACH POEM.*

PLEASE ENSURE THAT SUFFICIENT POSTAGE IS PAID.

Entry fee is £3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members. All cheques or postal orders must be made payable to 'Salopian Poetry Society'. No manuscripts can be returned. Please keep a copy of poems entered.

1st prize £200 – 2nd prize £100 – 3rd prize £50 - Best humorous poem prize £50.
Five consolation prizes of £30 will be awarded and all winners will receive a copy of the Winter 2016 issue of Salopeot which will contain all the winning poems. Additional prizes will be awarded for poems chosen by the Magazine Editor. No limit to number of entries.
Entries unaccompanied by an entry form will be accepted provided that the rules are followed.

Adjudicator :- to be announced.

A free list of winners will be sent as soon as possible if a S.A.E. (C5) is enclosed for this purpose. The first four winning poems will be published in the Winter 2018 edition of ‘Salopeot’, copies of which can be obtained @£5.00 ( including postage) from the Society 5,Squires Close, Madeley,Telford, Shropshire TF7-5RU.
CLOSING DATE 30th September 2018.

Copyright of all poems remains that of the Author, but the Society shall have the right to publish all four winning poems in the Winter issue of ‘Salopeot’ and on their website.

Entries to be sent to the Competition Secretary.
5 Squires Close, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire TF7 5RU.

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