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Friday, March 18, 2011

Poetry on the Lake

Hello all poets,
it's spring and time for our 11th International Poetry Competition. Do hope you like this year' theme 'Stone' (it's for inspiration, not obligatory).
We've changed the modality slightly, now the Silver Wyvern winner will be chosen by Don Paterson from all three categories.
Guidelines on website www.poetryonthelake.org and below.
We look forward to reading your poems.
all good wishes,
11th Poetry on the Lake International Competition. Closing date 15th May 2011
The suggested (not obligatory) theme for all categories is 'Stone'
Prizes: overall winner: Silver Wyvern and €400
Please note: the overall winner will be chosen from the winners of all three categories (not just from the Open category as in previous years).
Two prizes of €200 each to winners of other two categories.
Three runners-up prizes (one in each category) of €100 each
Prizewinners who come to awards in person will also receive, besides the cash prize, an object of design awarded by Alessi
Adjudicators:Don Paterson will choose winners and commended from longlists drawn up by Kevin Bailey, Anne Stewart and Oz Hardwick.
Categories: Open (max 60 lines) - Formal (max.40) - Short (max 10)
Send two copies of each poem, one anonymous, second with contact details, email. No entry form required.
Fees: postal entries postmarked March/April : £5 (€7) per poem.
postal entries postmarked May : £6 (€8) " "
email entries : add £1 or €2 per poem.
USA, ROW: $10 per poem
Cheques: UK only (not Irish, sorry), payable to G.Griffin-Hall
Euro/dollar: send cash (notes only) wrapped in silver foil or pay Paypal (easiest) on website
Send entries to:
Poetry on the Lake 2011
Isola San Giulio
28016 Orta NO

or email to : poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk

Always thought this was a wonderful poetry competition and wouldn't it be fantastic to be invited to northern Italy to participate. I also see they've reduced the entry fee - last year it was €10 with an extra €10 for entering online!
One thing - I have no idea how to send €7 (or €14 or €21 0r €28) in notes only!!
However it is still outside my €5 limit so, as Various Cushions would say, no idyllic Italian lake for your stammering poet this year.

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