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Writing => Writers Wanted! => Topic started by: Xerika on April 28, 2008, 09:29:50 PM

Title: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: Xerika on April 28, 2008, 09:29:50 PM
I posted something about this Arvon Foundation Poetry Prize a while ago, but I've just received a reminder from them so I thought I'd repeat it, especially as some of the new members may have not seen it the first time round.

1st prize = ₤5,000

2nd prize = ₤2,500

3rd prize = ₤1,000

3 further prizes of ₤500 each.

There's an additional Ted Hughes Environmental Poetry Prize of 1,000 "plus Ted Hughes publications and will go to the best poem that deals with the environment, in the broadest sense".

The all important link is at http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p88.html (http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p88.html). They're accepting entries from 1st May and the deadline is 15th August.

To my mind, that's pretty good money for poetry that you'll rarely find elsewhere, and that's why I'm entering my very own "Oh Rabbit, How Floppy Art Thine Ears". Don't be disheartened though, you just might be able to come up with something better than this (though I doubt it).  ;D

Incidentally, it's well worth a look at the Arvon Foundation website generally. They run all kinds of residential courses for writers at four centres in England and Scotland. I've never been on one of their courses myself but a friend of mine has been on several and says they are excellent.

Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: domenic on April 29, 2008, 01:28:37 AM
How much is a pound worth? ( USD)
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2008, 03:38:40 AM
Currently it's about 2 US dollars to the UK pound, so 5,000 = $10,000.

Nick  :)
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: pri2des on June 03, 2008, 08:09:06 AM
AND IN SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: Xerika on June 03, 2008, 07:20:44 PM
One UK pound = 15.1935 rand (approximately).
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: SteveJ on June 04, 2008, 01:39:05 PM
And how much is it worth in Welsh Groats, Mr X? ;D ;D
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: Xerika on June 04, 2008, 06:05:34 PM
Oh come on, Steve, we all know you're only interested in finding out how many sheep and new pairs of wellies you can buy for five grand.  ;D
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: SteveJ on June 04, 2008, 06:06:33 PM
Wow, that's a lot of sheep and wellies!

*writes poem*  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: Xerika on June 04, 2008, 06:09:05 PM
'Sheepless in Cwmbran'?
Title: Re: ₤11,000 Poetry Prizes
Post by: SteveJ on June 04, 2008, 06:10:17 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D