Poetry Competition in New Zealand

The New Zealand Poetry Society’s Annual
International Poetry Competition
closes 31st May 2016

The New Zealand Poetry Society’s annual International Poetry Competition, Verse and Haiku, is now under way, including Open and Junior Sections for both forms. The Open Junior and Haiku Junior sections are for students who are 17 years of age or younger on 31st May 2016, and are further divided into primary/ intermediate and secondary sub-sections.

Please visit our website at www.poetrysociety.org.nz for full competition details and to download the entry forms. Last year’s results, including winning poems, and judges’ reports are also on the website.

There are cash prizes, and the winning poems and other selected entries will appear in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s annual anthology in November 2016.

This year’s judges are:

Diana Bridge (Wellington) – Open Verse
Cynthia Rowe (Australia) – Open Haiku
Majella Cullinane (Kapiti) – Junior Verse
Harry Frentz (Tauranga) – Junior Haiku

Further enquiries can be directed to :
The Competition Secretary
PO Box 5283
Wellington 6145
New Zealand