The Scottish Book Town Poetry Competition
Topic: Poetry Competition
The Wigtown Poetry Competition
1st ?2000 - 2nd ?1000 - 3rd ?500
Gaelic Prize - ?1000
plus 10 commendations of ?50 each
Winning entries will be published in the Sunday Herald
All entrants must be 16 years of age or over.
Poems must not exceed 40 lines (not including title).
Entries may be in English, Scots or Gaelic. Entries will be accepted in Irish Gaelic provided they are accompanied by an English translation.
The competition is open to anyone throughout and outside the United Kingdom.
All poems are judged anonymously and the name of the poet must not appear on the manuscript.
All poems will be read initially by a team at the Scottish Poetry Library prior to the final judging process.
Poems must not have been previously published.
There is no restriction on the number of poems submitted by each applicant, provided the appropriate entry fee is included.
Competition entries cannot be returned.
Alterations cannot be made to poems once they have been submitted.
The first poem submitted costs ?5.00 and three poems costs ?10.00. Subsequent
entries cost ?5.00 each or an additional ?10.00 for every additional three.Closing date: 27th January 2006
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