March Competition!!!

We’re pleased to announce our March poetry competition


Centre for Creative Arts

This months theme is Your Right is my Responsibility in celebration of Human rights day, World Poetry day and International day for the elimination of of racial discrimination (21 March 2023).
• South African spoken word poets can win a place at the 2023
Poetry Africa festival that will take place in October this year by entering Poetry Africa’s monthly poetry competition,
• Poets may only submit one poem per month for the competition .
• Poems may be in any South African language.
• Poems must be submitted as video-poems.
• A poem must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
Submission must contain the FULL NAME of the poet as well as AGE, GENDER, and LANGUAGE.
• Poetry Africa receives the right to publish or not to publish any of the poems submitted.
• A theme will be announced for each month
• Poetry Africa’s jury will select the month’s winning poem.
• The judges will select one winner from the finalists who will be invited to perform at the Poetry Africa festival in October. The Poetry Africa festival will cover travel, accommodation and per diem costs as well as pay the poet a performance fee
Judging criteria for each month will be:
Quality of poem
Relevance to monthly theme
Style & Impact of performance
The Jury’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into
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Contact: 0312602506 for more information