Calling all poets. Submissins are open for Wingword Poetry Competition!

Wingword Poetry Competition 2020

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Dear Aspiring Poet,

We invite you to enter 4th annual competition of the prestigious Wingword Poetry Prize.

Wingword Poetry Competition is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring poets to showcase their talents and creativity. If you have a vigorous zeal for weaving words, this is the right platform for you.

We push our participants to think beyond the ordinary, expand their horizons and passion for writing. Selected poems showcase a fresh and authentic composition, brimming with a vitality of inventive surprises. The poems should have the ability to make us pause and reflect, smile, laugh or even cry. All themes are allowed- family, love, heartbreak, society, history or intricate observations on day-to-day life. It’s your imagination, so let it run wild!

PRIZES

Wingword Poetry Prize distributes a cumulative sum of ₹ 5,00,000 to winners. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to attend Wingword’s prize giving event(subject to government travel restrictions). The winning and commended entries will also be published in the anthology.

Adults

Persons who are 16 years old and above, and write in English.

First prize is ₹ 1,00,000 and a book publication contract, second prize ₹ 50,000 and third prize ₹ 25,000. The top 20 prizes receive ₹ 10,000 each.

100 Commendable Mentions will also be published in Wingword’s annual anthology.

Children & Teens

Persons who are between the age group of 7-15 years of age, and write in English.

First prize is ₹ 25,000, second prize ₹ 15,000 and third prize ₹ 10,000. The top 20 prizes receive ₹ 5,000 each.

We provide electronic certificates of participation to all participants. 

RULES

1. Poems must be written in English.

2. Poems must be the original work of the participant.

3. You must be 16 years and above to participate in the Main Category. If you are younger, please click here to find out about Junior Category.

4. Any topic and style of poetry is accepted.

5. Poem should be no longer than 2000 words.

6. Previously published poems are allowed.

7. We encourage beginners to participate. Your writing speaks for itself- if it’s meritorious, your work will be selected! 

8. Entry Fee is ₹ 1000 for one poem, ₹ 2000 for three poems, ₹ 3000 to submit five poems and ₹ 5000 to submit ten poems.

9. You are allowed to submit as many poems as you like by paying the respective entry fee.

10. Final Deadline to submit your works is January 17th 2021, Sunday at 11.59 PM. Results will be declared in April 2021. 

HOW TO SUBMIT

1. First, you have to pay the entry fee online. 

2. After you have paid the entry fee, check your e-mail id. We will send you a participation form where you can easily paste your poems.