Date(s) - 01/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
Coventry is acknowledged internationally as a city of Peace and Sanctuary and in recent years has given sanctuary to more Syrian Refugees than any other local authority in the country. This year
Positive Images would like to celebrate this theme in the annual Peace Festival Poetry competition.
The competition theme can be interpreted in any way you choose – whether there is a certain room, house or environment that you consider to be your safe place or whether you want to celebrate Coventry or another city or town that is close to your heart. It’s up to you. The judging panel are hoping to receive poems that offer an interesting and original take on the theme.
The competition is FREE and open to entries worldwide, however all entries must be written in English.
Competition Dates: Entries can be submitted between 1st and 27th October.
Poem Length: No more than 40 lines excluding the title.
Numbers of Entries: A maximum of three entries per person.
Poem Format: All entries must be in English.
Entries: Should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a word document or typed and posted to Positive Images Festival, c/o 29 Macaulay Road, Coventry CV2 5FD.
Adult Category (over16 years) Winner: £60 & Runner Up: £30
Young People Category (10 years to 15 years) Winner: £30 & Runner Up: £15
Notification: All entries will be acknowledged and participants will be invited to the
Awards Event. Winners and Runners Up will be announced at the Awards Event.
This will take place at the Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LB starting at 1.00pm Saturday 10th November. All entrants attending will have the opportunity if they so wish to read one of their entries submitted to the competition.
Publication of Poems
The winners, runners up and the best of the rest, selected by the judging panel, will have their entries published in the Chatterbox Magazine and on the Positive Images Festival website www.positiveimagesfestival.co.uk
In addition, all these entries will feature in a Poetry Competition booklet which will be available early in 2019. All entrants to the competition will be entitled to three copies of the booklet at no charge once the booklet has been published.
The panel will comprise three people, including Martin Brown, the winner of the 2017 Peace Festival Poetry Competition. The decision of the panel is final.