Poetry Competition Rules 2023

  1. The Competition is open to anyone aged 17 and above.  Entries from outside the UK are welcome but must be written in English.
  2. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name, address or any other identifying marks must not appear on the same sheet as the poem itself.
  3. The poet’s name and the titles of the poems must be entered on either an entry form or on a separate piece of paper along with the poet’s phone number, postal and email addresses.
  4. All poems must be typed, one poem to a page, printed in black ink and single-spaced.
  5. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 50 lines in length (excluding the title) and can be on any subject.
  6. Entries should be sent to: The Enfield Poets’ Poetry Competition, Chela Ltd, 68 Bilton Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 2JR
  7. The judge is unable to comment on individual entries.
  8. The judge’s decision is final and neither the judge or the competition organisers will enter into correspondence.
  9. Poems will not be returned, so please keep copies.
  10. If you would like confirmation that your postal entry has been received, please include a stamped, addressed envelope with your entry.
  11. No alteration may be made to poems once entered.
  12. The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judge without notice and not to award prizes if, in their opinion, such an action is justified.
  13. Entrants must inform the organisers immediately if their poem wins a prize or is published elesewhere before the closing date.
  14. Winners will be notified mid-January 2024.

Fees: payments must be made in £ sterling.  Cheques should be made payable to: The Enfield Poets.

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