It’s always interesting to hear what poems particular poets admire. This week, we hear from our judge for the Open category – Lynley Edmeades – who has nominated a poem to share with us. It is a poem she loves as much now as when she first read it. The title of the poem is […]
During April, we’ll be inspiring you with poems our judges have either written or poems they admire. We kick off the month with Marco Fraticelli, our 2021 judge for the Haiku Junior category of our international competition. Thinking of entering? Head on over to our International Poetry Competition page to get all the guidelines and […]
We’re getting a steady stream of entries for the 2021 NZPS International Poetry Competition. Plenty of time to enter – entries close May 31, midnight NZ time. Click here for the guidelines and entry forms. This week, our judge for the Open Junior category, Chris Tse, shares his thoughts about what he looks for in […]
Simon Hanson is our judge for the Haiku open section of our international competition. Have you entered yet? If not, see our announcement page and starting writing some poems! Simon shares his thoughts on haiku poetry *** There are a few things here that seem to me worth considering in practising haiku—and likewise you may […]
This week, we hear from Lynley Edmeades, who is our judge for the Open Verse category. Thinking of entering the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition 2021? If so, head over to our announcement page. Meanwhile, let’s find out from Lynley her tips for writing a poem. “I like to read something that somehow […]
What makes a good haiku? Marco Fraticelli, our 2021 judge for the Haiku Junior category of our international competition, has some good advice. Read on, especially if you are entering this year’s competition. So You Want to Write a Haiku 1. A haiku is not a sentence. It doesn’t need to begin with a […]
The New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is now open!! Our competition has been running since 1987 and is open to members and non-members worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount. For each of the four categories listed below there are cash prizes, and all entries are eligible to be published in our […]
If you are searching for poetry competitions, Winning Writers maintains a contest database that may be of interest!
The 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline draws closer! Entries due by December 31, 2020. Find out how to enter on The Griffin Trust website.
01/12/20 Terms and conditions: 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of New Zealand and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the New Zealand Poetry Society, its affiliates, subsidiaries, […]