In celebration of the upcoming release of Wish Upon a Southern Star, Canterbury high school students are invited to submit fairy tale poems for a chance to win a Whitcoulls voucher and a copy of the anthology. The winning poet will also have their poem published on this website and will have the opportunity to read their poem at the anthology book launch on Saturday 2nd September at Christchurch’s South Library.
Poems which are highly commended will also be acknowledged at the book launch and published on the editor’s website.
$50 Whitcoulls voucher
and a copy of Wish Upon a Southern Star
Image sourced from kellepics, Pixabay
1. Competition closes at midnight, Friday 18th August.
2. Poems may be an interpretation of a single fairy tale or of fairy tales in general. They may be true to the original tales, may explore a particular fairy tale version, or may present their own radical retelling.
3. Poems must be submitted by email to email@example.com before midnight, Friday 18th August. They may be pasted into the body of the email or sent as an attachment. Submissions must include: poet’s full name, age, high school, postal address, contact phone number and email address.
4. The winner will be notified in advance and invited to accept their prize and read their poem at the book launch for Wish Upon a Southern Star on Saturday 2nd September at Christchurch’s South Library.
5. The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
6. Participants must be between Years 9 – 13 and enrolled at a Canterbury high school. Local home schooled students are also eligible to enter.
Submit your fairy tale themed poem to
before midnight, Friday 18th August, to be in to win.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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