Seaweek poetry competition

Seaweek 2021's poetry competition is about creating a poem that reflects this year's theme of Connecting With Our Seas | Toi Moana ~ Toi Tangata.

To enter, please fill out the form below, attach your poem and read the conditions of entry.

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Conditions of entry~~
  1. Entries close midnight Sunday 14 March 2021.
  2. Please do not write your name, age or residency on the same sheet as your poems, as they will be judged anonymously.
  3. Please enter your details including name, address, telephone number, email address,plus the title(s) of your poem(s) into the online form.
  4. Entries are limited to 6 entries per ECE or school, or 2 per person in Open and Te Reo categories.
  5. Entries should be in English or Te Reo, typed and submitted online in PDF format. Please DO NOT illustrate your poem.
  6. Entries must fit on a single A4 page, be 400 words or less and be written to reflect the theme of Seaweek 2021.
  7. Judging will take place between 15-20 March with the winners notified shortly after. Winning entries will be displayed from the 22-29 March at a central venue (TBC) & via Facebook + The School for Young Writers website.
  8. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any public website or broadcast, nor placed in any other competition.
  9. Entrants will also need to tick the consent box in the online entry form to give authorisation for poem/s to be placed on the Seaweek, Environment Canterbury and School for Young Writers Facebook and website.
  10. The competition is open to anyone except the judges, the organiser of the competition and their families.