Robert Burns Poetry Competition

30 November 2015 - 5 January 2016

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Write a poem in English or Scots, inspired by the life or works of Robert Burns.

The Robert Burns Poetry Competition is a collaboration between the Dunedin Public Libraries and The Dunedin Burns Club, with the support of the Department of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, and the Otago Daily Times.

This year the Youth section of the competition will be open from 14th September, while the Published and Unpublished Poets sections open on Monday 30th November. The closing date for the competition is Tuesday 5th January, and entries will be judged by two locally-based published poets, including the 2015 Robert Burns Fellow. The winners will be announced and presented with prizes on Robert Burns' birthday, 25 January 2016.

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Monday 30th November 2015 – Tuesday 5th January 2016
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