If you’re itching to share your poetic genius with the rest of the world while standing the chance of bagging some bucks in the process, then the McGregor Poetry 2021 Competition is right up your alley.
The theme is The Garden of the Beloved – the fertile heart’s thirst for, and flowering in the presence of love, which is the poem’s safe harbour in our oceanic mystery of human being.
The call to poets is to sing of love’s religion – of the landscapes and idylls of our most naked and simple reality, the human in the presence of love in all and any of its infinite forms, those perfect thoughts in the perfect minds that think them.
From ballads to odes – free, faint or formal, unlock your creativity and send through those beautifully crafted written pieces.
Here’s what you can stand a chance of winning:
Entrants in this category are to submit poems on the subject of The Garden of the Beloved.
- First prize R5 000
- Second Prize R2 500
- Third prize R1 000
This category is open to anyone between 7 and 18 years. Entrants in the youth category can enter poems on any subject.
- First prize R2 500
- Second Prize R1 000
- Third prize R500
There is also an award for a poem about caring for our environment R1 000 and an award for writing a poem about caring for one another R500.
English and Afrikaans poems can be entered for both categories. Send your poems via email to: [email protected]. Two entries per person are allowed. Poems to be no longer than 36 lines.
The deadline is July 20 2021. Write the word COMPETITION in the subject line and also add your name, contact details and category that you are entering for in the email. Terms and Conditions apply. Read all about it here: https://poetryinmcgregor.co.za/2021-poetry-competition/.
McGregor Poetry Festival will take place from 27 – 29 August 2021.