Morley Festival

Morley Festival Poetry Competition - Entries Now Open!

The Planets Poetry Competition is organised by the Student Council through Morley Magazine, as a contribution to the Morley Festival of Arts and Culture 2018.

Submit your entry for the competition here

*Please make sure to read all rules and guidance below

1. Poem Submission Rules

· The competition is open to current students and staff of Morley College or Friends of Morley

· All poems must be the original work of the entrant and should not have been previously published, accepted for publication by a magazine, nor entered in other competitions

· Poems must be titled ‘The Planets’. The subject may be freely interpreted.

· Poems must be not more than 40 lines long

· Only one poem may be submitted per person

· Entries must be anonymised. The competitor’s name must NOT appear on the poem.

2. Deadlines

· The closing date for submissions is 29 March 2018

· The ten winners will be notified by the end of June. The top three will be announced on 12 July.

3. Prizes

  • 1st Prize - £300 Morley College vouchers
  • 2nd Prize - £200 Morley College vouchers
  • 3rd Prize - £100 Morley College vouchers

4. Awards event

The competition will conclude with an evening of poetry and music on Thursday 12 July 2018, hosted by poet and playwright Inua Ellams. The top ten entries selected by the judges will have the opportunity to read their poems at this event.

Submit your entry for the competition here

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