2020 Vision: All Ages Poetry Competition

13 July - 10 August 2020

Dunedin Public Libraries in partnership with the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors

invite you to celebrate National Poetry Day by creating poetry in 500 words or less.

The competition is open to all residents of Otago-Southland and entries will be allocated to one of three categories:

1. Primary school aged children
2. Intermediate/high-school aged young people
3. Adults over the age of 18

You can write about anything, or opt for one of our suggested themes under the following categories:

1. Open category – choose your own subject
2. The Invisible
3. If…
4. A poem using all of these words in any order: matchstick, luck, slack, trick

The winning entries in each age group (1st, 2nd, 3rd, highly-commended) will be published in Dunedin Public Libraries’ e-magazine NB and on the Dunedin Public Libraries' website. The competition will be judged by poets Fiona Farrell, Emma Neale and Kirstie McKinnon.

• The prizegiving for the children's category will be held from 5pm on Friday 21st August.
• The prizegiving for teens and adults will be held during the Ten Perspectives poetry event from 6.30pm on Friday 21st August.

Both events will take place in the Dunningham Suite at Dunedin City Library, and winners will be invited to read their poems to the respective audiences.

For full t&c's and to enter online or pick up an entry form from your local library and post your entry to:

2020 Vision Competition
c/o Kay Mercer
Dunedin Public Libraries
PO Box 5542
Dunedin 9054

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10 August 2020

The competition will be judged by poets Fiona Farrell, Emma Neale and Kirstie McKinnon. The prizegiving for the children's category will be held from 5pm on Friday 21st August. The prizegiving for teens and adults will be held during the Ten Perspectives poetry event from 6.30pm on Friday 21st August. Both events will take place in the Dunningham Suite at Dunedin City Library, and winners will be invited to read their poems to the respective audiences.


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