Thursday, February 27, 2014

The NZ Poetry Society’s annual Poetry and Haiku Competition is now open

The New Zealand Poetry Society’s 27th Annual Poetry & Haiku competition closes on 31st May. Entry forms are available on the website

Cash prizes include $500 for the top poem (judged by Tim Jones) and $100 each for the top 5 haiku (judged by John O’Connor), plus an extra $150 from the Jeanette Stace Poetry Trust for the First Prize winning haiku. There are also junior sections for both types of poem, with top prizes of $200 (verse) and $150 (haiku).

Prize-winning poems will be published in the NZ Poetry Society's annual poetry anthology, to be released in November 2014. All entries are eligible for selection for the anthology, which will be carried out by an independent editor. Poems are selected on literary merit and purchase of the anthology is not a requirement for having a poem included.

Laurice Gilbert
Competition Secretary
The New Zealand Poetry Society
PO Box 5283
Wellington 6145
New Zealand

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