Out-Spoken Prize For Poetry 2018
The Out-Spoken Prize for poetry 2018 is now open to published & unpublished writers & poets living in the UK
This category is for entrants who wish to submit any style of written poetry ranging from traditionalist page, free verse and experimental.
This category refers to live spoken word performance pieces. You will be judged on performance and execution so please make sure the footage is clearly audible as judges will not be able to mark entries with poor sound and visual quality.
Poetry in film
This category is for those who wish to submit poetry films. Pieces must not exceed the ten-minute time limit and the film must include the poem either being read by a narrator or have it featured as subtitles.
Each category winner will receive £70. An overall Prize For Poetry award will be given to one of the three category winners, with that person receiving an additional £700.
Competition Dates, Fees & Submission Process
Fee: £5 per entry with a maximum of 5 pieces per category
Dates: The Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry will run from January 2nd to March 2nd after which a long list will be announced on social media followed a week later by a short list. The category winners and overall winner will be announced at the Out-Spoken show on April 3rd. Category winners will also be asked to read/perform their pieces on the night.
How To Enter: Entrants are required to purchase and download the Out-Spoken Prize entry form. All required information must be filled in and then emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that one entry form is only valid for ONE submission, if entrants wish to make more than one entry they should purchase multiple forms.
Terms and Conditions:
OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY. All work submitted into the competition must be the original work of the entrant. Previously published poems are being accepted. Anyone thought to be plagiarising material will be immediately disqualified from the competition and will forfeit their submission fee. Poems that were entered into previous Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry competitions will not be accepted. Entrants must be available to attend the award ceremony on the 3rd April.