Hello bloggers & readers.
I am not sure that I have ever mentioned this, but I am a volunteer with the Melbourne Poets Union. For more information on the union, please visit this fellow WordPress site:
What I will tell you is that the Melbourne Poets Union (MPU for short) is involved in preserving, practicing and providing poetry to Australians and to the world.
Now, at the moment we are running our annual competition. This year the poetry competition is being judged by Australian poet and academic scholar Dr. Homer Rieth, who we are very proud to have judging this event.
The submitted poems are to have 50 lines or less, and can be on any theme.
Each poem submitted however does require both an entry form (that can be found at this link):
and additionally requires a sum of either: $9 for 1 poem, $16 for 2 poems or $22 for 3 poems
Those who enter the competition go in to not only have their work published and have the opportunity to perform their work on stage (if you live in a country where it is not convenient to come all the way to the place Down Under then you do not have to), but go in to the draw to win $1,000 for first prize, $300 for second and $200 for third, with additional prizes been provided to those who are credited as Highly Commended pieces.
This competition is not only for Australians, so please, wherever you may be, if you wish to submit, we would love to read your work!
Thank you for reading, and to all the poets, rhymesters and other talented poetic writers out there, I hope you consider submitting!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask via the comment section at the end of this post!
Thank you again!
Below is a flyer for the competition: