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Brighton Festival and Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College Competition Rules • Closing date for receipt of postal entries: Friday 1 April 2011 5.30pm • All entries MUST address the theme of ‘Liberty’ • Maximum of 40 lines (no minimum) • The title is NOT included in the word count or line count • Entry is free and each entrant may submit up to three poems Eligibility • Entry is open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 26 years of age on 1 May 2011 resident in East Sussex, West Sussex or Brighton and Hove. • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or public online forum, broadcast nor must they have won or been placed in any other competition. Entry Format • Entries must be in English, typed, single sided, with pages numbered and securely fastened with a staple. Each entry must be on a new sheet and single-spaced. • Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form. See below. • Entries are not returned, please keep a copy. • No corrections can be made after receipt. • Please ensure that you use the correct postage. Receipt of entry • Each entrant will be acknowledged with a certificate after the closing date. Winners will also be notified at this time. Copyright • Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author; But Brighton Festival will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems. Judging • The judges' decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into. • Judges are unable to comment on individual entries. Prizes • A first prize and runner-up prizes will be awarded in four age groups: o 11 – 13 o 16 – 19 o 14 – 15 o 20 – 25 In addition, there will be an overall prize-winner. Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification.


Brighton Festival 2011 in association with Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College Entry Form Each poem submitted must be accompanied by a printed copy of this form. Title of Poem __________________________________________ Please circle your age group

11-13

14 -15

16-19

20-25

Your Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth___________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Post code______________________________________________ Email ________________________________________________ Telephone _____________________________________________ This is my own, original unpublished work Signed ________________________________________________ Date _________________________________________________

Please send one copy of this form with each poem (maximum 3 poems) to Brighton Festival Peacock Poetry Prize 12a Pavilion Buildings Castle Square Brighton BN1 1EE


Peacock Poetry Prize 2011 - Entry Form