Sweek Poetry Contest #SweekPoetsSociety
April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018
Time for the most awaited writing competition! We are thrilled to announce the first Sweek Poetry Awards!
With almost two months of open submissions and an unlimited number of entries per person, we hope to receive a waterfall of poems, ready to reveal your poetic view of the world around you.
- Word limit: 10 – 2,000 words
- You can publish either one poem or a whole collection (if it does not exceed 2,000 words in total)
- Previously published work is allowed
- Open topic for poetry only (you poems can be on anything you want)
Submissions open: 18th of April – 25th of June @23:59 CET
Jury period: 9th of July – 6th of August
Winners announced: 15th of August
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Indonesian
🏆 Grand prize: $100
🏅 Popularity prize: will get a special badge
🎁 Shortlist (10 titles) will receive feedback from the juries, will be featured on Sweek and be awarded a badge; It will be also published online via Milk Press (*read more in the ‘Partners’ section)
The Poetry Society of New York – this is a non-profit that aims to promote poetry by organising various projects and events. PSNY will provide jury members as well as publish the winners online via Milk Press.
Beau Christopher Taplin – is an internationally recognised author and social media sensation. Following a formative education at Melbourne Rudolf Steiner, Beau found some success as a songwriter before turning his passions to poetry and prose. His works include ‘Worlds Of You’ and ‘Bloom’.
Tara Skurtu – an American poet and translator based in Romania. She is a two-time U.S. Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry. Her recent poems appear in Salmagundi, the Kenyon Review, and Poetry Review. Tara is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania and the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game. She teaches creative writing in Bucharest.
Papercrumbs by Erin Van Vuren – Erin is a published writer from Southern California. She is most well known for her world-renowned poetry. Before her success on social media, she worked as a professional speaker and a journalist as a young child. Her life’s mission is to bring hope and inspiration to the world through her art.
Writings of Vinati – Vinati Bhola is an internationally published poet from India. She’s a lawyer who falls back on poetry to keep up with the monotony of everyday life. Living by the motto ‘be a wildflower, grow wherever your heart beats’, she represented India in the “Dear India” campaign in Dubai and launched her first collection of English poems Udaari, which is an unbridled downpour of love, madness, chaos, and calm. The book is available on Amazon.
Rashy Dhanyee – 11-year-old me discovered that writing down my feelings and sometimes making it rhyme can get rid of all the anxiety I had been piling up. Poetry has been the longest love affair I have ever had and till date continues to be my companion through whatever crap life throws at me. Storyteller by profession, so I get to make up stuff for a living. Still trying to figure out life and it’s meaning one poem at a time.
Step 1: Download the Sweek app or use our website:
Android app: http://bit.ly/SweekforAndroid
iOS app: http://bit.ly/SweekforiOS
Step 2: Create an account or log in.
Step 3: Upload your poem by going to ‘My stories’ and ‘Start a new story’.
Step 4: Publish your poems with the tag #SweekPoetsSociety in the tags section in Story Details.
That’s it! Don’t forget to share your work with friends and family to get more readers!
Read these guidelines carefully before joining this writing competition!
- You need to be 13 years or older to participate. Younger participants need their parents’ permission.
- To participate, the entry must be tagged #SweekPoetsSociety in story details.
- The poem or pamphlet cannot have more than 2,000 words. If you upload a collection of poems, they will be judged as a whole, not on an individual basis (then each poem should be published as a new chapter). In case you want each poem to be judged separately, please upload each as a new story.
- Only poems submitted before 25/06 @23:59 CET will be accepted.
- It is a poetry contest. Prose will be disqualified.
- Poems do not have to be newly uploaded on Sweek (you can participate with previously published work).
- The poems do not have to be exclusive, meaning they can be already uploaded somewhere else.
- Participation in the contest is totally free of charge.
- The entry has to meet Sweek community guidelines.
- The submitted work must be created by you. You can also write with a friend if you want to, but in case you win, the prize will be shared.
- You can participate with multiple entries. There is no limit per person.
- You can edit your entry until the submission deadline. After the deadline, you can no longer modify anything until the winners announcement (this will lead to disqualification).
- You can win only one cash prize.
- Spamming on Sweek or falsification of your followers will lead to disqualification of your story with a prior warning.
- Sweek reserves a right to disqualify any entry that breaks the community guidelines, contains plagiarised or explicit content.
- The cash prize will be transferred via Paypal (Sweek bears the transfer costs). If the winner is based in Europe, the cash prize can be arranged via a bank transfer. In case there is no option to create a Paypal account, we can arrange the prize via a gift card or a bank transfer for which the costs are split. We are not responsible for currency conversion rate at the time of transferring the cash prize.
- Participation in the contest constitutes acceptance of the official rules stated above.
- The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.