National Schools Poetry Award

22Mar11

Got some poetry-writing teens in your house? Ge them into this!
Enter the 2011 National Schools Poetry Award by 15 June!

After a year’s hiatus, the Award is back, thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand.

The Award will be announced on 22 July, 2011 with a masterclass for the winner and runners up held in Wellington at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University, on 20 August.

The Poetry Award is free to enter and open to Year 12 and 13 New Zealand students across New Zealand.

Entries close on 15 June.

First Prize

  • A $500 cash prize for the winner. PLUS a $500 book grant for the winner’s school library.
  • An invitation to attend a one-day poetry masterclass at the International Institute of Modern Letters on Saturday 20 August, including flights and one night’s accommodation at the Bolton Hotel for students outside the Greater Wellington region.
  • A year’s membership of the New Zealand Book Council and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).
  • A year’s subscription to two leading New Zealand literary journals; Sport and Landfall.
  • Two poetry collections courtesy of Unity Books (Wellington).

Runners-up Prizes

  • A $100 cash prize.
  • An invitation to attend a one-day poetry masterclass at the International Institute of Modern Letters on Saturday 20 August, including flights and one night’s accommodation at the Bolton Hotel for students outside the Greater Wellington region.
  • A year’s membership of the New Zealand Book Council.
  • Professional development leaflets from the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).
  • A year’s subscription to Sport, one of New Zealand’s leading literary journals.
  • Two poetry collections courtesy of Unity Books (Wellington).

 

Read all about it on the Victoria University International Institute of Modern Letters website.



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