Do you have the gift of words & are you ready to share it online?
Compete in Poetry Africa’s 2020 online Open Mic Competition and stand a chance to win and to feature in the closing event of the 2020 Poetry Africa Festival.
Whatsapp a video recording of your performance to 071 326 7272
Terms and conditions apply. Check the regulations before you submit.
Rules of the Competition:
- There is no entry fee for participation
- The competition is open to unpublished poets residing in South Africa.
- Entries can be submitted in any South African official language.
- There is no theme for the competition. Entrants in the competition must use the power of their voices to share their stories, ideas, vision, and hopes through their spoken words.
- A poet may submit a maximum of three poems.
- The length of the poems must not exceed 2 minutes per poem.
- The entry must be a video recording of the poet performing the poem. The video can be made on a cellphone but must be filmed held in landscape. The recording must be WhatsApped to 071 326 7272 The entry must include the poet’s name, surname and title of the poem.
- Poetry Africa will share the poem on their o Poetry Africa Facebook page
- Poems will be shared as they are received by Poetry Africa.
- A panel of judges will select the ten best submissions. These will be presented in a special online programme on the final day of the Poetry Africa Festival.
- Three winners will be selected who receive the following prices:
- First Prize: R2 000.00
- 1st Runner Up: R1500
- 2nd Runner Up: R1000
- The judges’ decisions will be final, and no correspondence shall be entered into with any entrant.
- An Audience Choice Prize will be awarded to the poet whose submission receives the most LIKES on the Poetry Africa Facebook page.
- Poetry Africa reserves the right to exclude any submissions from being shared’ online if the submission does not meet the competition’s minimum standards.
- The following criteria will be used to judge the submissions:
- By submitting an entry to the Poetry Africa 2020 ONLINE OPEN MIC COMPETITION entrants give Poetry Africa the consent to share the submission on the Poetry’s Africa’s online platforms.
- Closing date: 9th of October