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									                                                                    Open Poetry Competition 2012

                                                                                Judge: Naomi Foyle

                                                                                   First Prize - £200

                                                                                 Second Prize - £100

                                                                                    Third Prize - £50
 Naomi Foyle’s debut collection, The Night Pavilion, was a
Poetry Book Society Recommendation and her latest collection,
The World Cup, has attracted significant plaudits. Naomi has       Closing date: Saturday 1st September 2012
won prizes in many of poetry’s prestigious competitions,
including the Cardiff International, and her verse play, The
Strange Wife, was selected to be part of The Bush Theatre’s
epic project that launched their new venue in October 2011.
Naomi is an Associate Lecturer in creative writing at Chichester   Havant Literary Festival 19th & 20th October 2012
University and she has both a new collection and a first novel
due to be published later in the year.
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             HLF 2012 POETRY COMPETITION RULES                               I agree to the rules of the competition.

1. There is no theme but each poem must be no longer than 40 lines.          Signature
2. Each poem must be typed on one side of A4 white paper only.
3. Poems must be the original work of the competitor, in English, and        Name (block capitals)
must not have been published, broadcast or be in simultaneous
submission to another competition or pending publication.                    Address (block capitals)
4. No alterations can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
5. The entrant may submit an unlimited number of poems.
6. The entry fee is £4.00 per poem.
7. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Havant                                                       Post code _________________
Literary Festival (and include entrant’s name on the back).
8. Please check that you have used the correct postage when sending          E mail
in your entry.
9. The poem(s) and payment should be attached to the entry form (or a        Telephone
cover sheet containing the same information) with a paperclip.
The name of the entrant must not appear on the poem itself.                  Titles of poems:
10. Entries cannot be returned – so please keep a copy.
11. Acknowledgement of receipt of poems will only be given if a
stamped, self-addressed postcard marked ‘A’ is enclosed.
12. The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be
entered into.
13. Results will be published on the Havant Literary Festival website:
14. A list of prize-winners will be notified if an sae marked ‘Results’ is
15. Prize-winners will be notified by Friday 5th October Copyright
remains with the author, although the organisers reserve the right to
publish the winning poems on their website and to include them in            I enclose a cheque/postal order for £                payable to
related publicity material.                                                  Havant Literary Festival
16. The organisers reserve the right to alter the details of the
competition if necessary.                                                    I enclose a stamped addressed postcard ‘A’ for acknowledgement
17. All entries with payment to arrive postmarked on or before
Saturday 1st September                                                       of receipt of poems
18. Entries should be sent to: Havant Literary Festival Poetry               I enclose an sae for a list of prize winners
Competition, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East Street,
Havant, Hampshire. PO9 1BS

Closing date: Saturday 1st September 2012

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