OPPORTUNITY: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST

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[Type]: Poetry Contest
[Open to]: Nigerians
[Prize Obtainable]: N7,000 + Publication + Free Book + Nomination for AJPP
[Deadline]: March 24, 2017

The March edition of the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest has been declared open. Below are the details:

The winning poem will be awarded a cash prize of N7000 and a copy of the BPPC 2017 anthology
All top 10 poems will be automatically entered for the Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP) 2017
All top 10 poems will be published in the annual BPPC 2017 anthology
All top 10 poets will receive a free copy of the BPPC 2017 anthology
Authors of the top ten poems will also be awarded a certificate each
Guidelines:

Contestants are invited to submit one poem on the theme ‘‘CONFUSION: THE NEW WORLD (DIS)ORDER?’’ (expanded to include the following sub-themes – humanity, corruption, politics, violence, racism, materialism, economics, and other social ills)
Submissions should be sent to SUBMISSIONS@WRR.NG
All entries must be the original work of the poet submitting it
No ATTACHMENTS. Please submit poem and other details as body of mail
The CONTESTANT NAME, CONTEST MONTH, & POEM TITLE must be mentioned clearly, as the subject of the e-mail. For example: ‘Abubakar Nnamdi Adekunle, BPPC March 2017, ‘POLY-TRICKS OF TICKS’
The maximum length of the poem should be 28 lines (plus the title). Poems exceeding this length will be disqualified
Authors must provide their full names and Facebook ID [for identification]and a 50-100 word biography in the body of the e-mail
Submission deadline is 11:59 PM FRIDAY MARCH 24, 2017.
Note that:

Poems containing profanity, racism or vulgarity will be automatically disqualified
The poems will be judged based on their artistic quality and creativity
The judges’ decision is final and under no circumstances will they enter into any correspondence with entrants regarding their decisions
The copyright of each submission remains with its owner but we retain the right to publish ALL and ANY entry in the annual BPPC anthology
Poets resident in any part of the world are eligible
No entry fee required
Past winners may enter for the competition, but a poet can only win once in a calendar year (Season).

If a past winner makes the TOP 10, the poems will ONLY be awarded a certificate and be featured in the anthology.




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