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Poetry Kit Ekphrastic Poetry Competition 2020
 

 I am pleased to announce the results are as follows.   There were 734 poems entered into the competition.

 

1st place

Putting Pissarro right  by Catherine Pursglove - UK

 

2nd Pace

Seurat’s little girl …  by  Roger Elkin - UK

 

3rd place

Sally Morgan    Clair Chilvers - UK

 

Commended Poems

The standard was very high and ultimately I felt that all of these poets should know that their poems came vey close in the final consideration and I wish to commend all of the poems that appeared on my shortlist.

 

At the Albertina by Patrick Osada, UK

Two Persons Reluctant to be Born by Noel King - Ireland

Seawater Carrots and the Pleasantness of Salted Persuasion by Ion Corcos - Australia

Reading the Letter by Greta Ross - UK

Fluid Icons by Kathryn Fry - Australia

Hilda is dreaming  by Mary Anne Smith Sellen - UK

La Coiffure.  by  Jo Sanders - UK

Breathing Exercise  by Daphne Milne - Australia

Montmartre  by Doreen Hinchliffe - UK

Apparitions  by Audrey McIlvain - UK

I wish I’d stayed in bed by Dorrie Johnson - UK

Mr & Mrs Andrews visit Flatford Mill  by Lesley Burt - UK

Artist, mid-morning by Alwyn Marriage - UK
Vermeer’s The Concert  by Isabella Mead - UK

Serial adultery  by Estelle Price - UK
Mudlark  by Gill Garrett - UK

The Fever Van   by Victoria Gatehouse - UK

Black Country Absinthe  by Zoe Piponides -  Cyprus

 

Congratulations to the winners and commended poems.  Thank you for your wonderful poetry.

 

Jim

 

Jim Bennett, Poetry Kit

 

 

the competition information - competition closed now

 

THE POETRY KIT EKPHRASTIC POETRY COMPETITION 2020

Our competition is for poems based on a painting (this can be broadly interpreted). There are no style or length restrictions, but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 

1st prize is £75

2nd prize is £50

3rd prize is £25

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2020

Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

 

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50  

3 Poems  £8.00

5 poems  £10

 

Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT

Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool in the UK and is the author of 74 books, including books for children, books of poetry and many technical titles on transport and examinations.

His poetry collections include;

Drums at New Brighton  (Lifestyle 1999)

Down in Liverpool (CD)  (Long Neck  2001)

The Man Who Tried to Hug Clouds  (Bluechrome  2004 reprinted 2006)

Larkhill   (Searle Publishing 2009)

The Cartographer / Heswall  (Indigo Dreams 2013)

He has won many awards for his writing and performance including 3 DADAFest awards. He is also managing editor of www.poetrykit.org one of the worlds most successful internet sites for poets.  He has been nominated for a Pushcart Award on 7 occasions, and shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Award in 2013.  Jim taught Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and now tours throughout the year giving readings and performances of his work.

 

 

Competition Rules

 

Poems, which must be in English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style . 

There are no restrictions on content.

All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.

The actual given name of the entrant must be given, even if the poem is to be published under a pen name.

Poems should not have any indication within them to allow for the identification of the poet.

There is no length or content restrictions and a short poem is just as likely to win as a longer one.

Poems must be entered by email to comps@poetrykit.org  the appropriate fee is paid through PAY PAL in Pound Sterling (GB Pounds).

Please attach all entered poems in one attachment using a standard Word file

Closing Date for all entries is midnight on Thursday 24th September 2020

Poems will not be accepted by post.

We cannot accept alterations to the poem once it has been submitted.

Poems cannot be withdrawn from the judging process once they have been entered.

In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to vary the prizes shown.

Although copyright will remain with the poet, we reserve the right to publish any shortlisted poem on our website.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

HOW TO ENTER;

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED _ RESULTS ON THIS PAGE ON 25th OCTOBER 2020

 

1  Pay the appropriate fee and obtain the transaction code.

Entry fee

2  Send your entry via email to comps@poetrykit.org  

In the subject line please state "competition entry"

In the body of the email please state;

Your Name

Your address

Your email address

Poem title(s)

Please attach your poem or poems in a single WORD or TEXT file, there should be no identifying features on the file other than the poem titles,

no other file types will be opened.  (No PDFs)

 

 

ALL POEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2020