Poetry Writing Contest: “Winter & Poems”

4 December 2009

Contest Info | Conditions of Entry
Free Poetry Writing Contest: “Winter & Poems”

We are proud to present the first free BookRix poetry contest: December 1, 2009 to January 15, 2010

When you think of wintertime, you probably think of curling up on a cozy armchair with a good book and hot cocoa in hand. This year, let your imagination and wordsmith powers take over and join our latest free poetry writing contest, “Winter & Poems”.

Key Facts:

* Anyone registered at our BookRix.com website can join the contest for free (except citizens of Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
* Poets and readers can enter the competition for free and win cash money.
* Enter a selection of poems that you have already written and published or write some new – the first poem will have to be a winter poem.

Prizes for poets:

First Prize: $800
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $300

Prizes for readers:
10 Amazon vouchers each worth $20 will be raffled for free among all readers taking part in the voting process.

More information
* No entry fee is required.
* Authors must be registered at BookRix.com to enter their poems into the competition.
* Readers must vote on at least one poem book to enter the contest; all registered BookRix members may rate books and qualify for the raffle.
* Citizens of Germany, Austria and Switzerland must not take part in the competition.

Timeline:
Community Voting – December 1, 2009 to January 15, 2010
Jury Voting – January 18, 2010 to February 1, 2010

The contest starts on December 1, 2009. Authors must register their poetry books for the competition by January 15, 2010, 12 pm (EDT) / 9 am (PDT). At least one poem must have anything to do with winter. The poetry books must not be shorter than 20 BookRix pages. Until January 15, 2010 readers can vote for their favorite poetry books. Readers’ votes determine a selection of the best 10 books, “TOP 10”. Afterwards this selection of the best rated 10 poetry books will be given to an independent jury consisting of Georgia Writers Association, a Professor Emeritus and a professional writer who works for BookRix as a freelancer. The Jury will choose the best three poetry books out of the final 10 books. All winners will be announced on or before February 1, 2010.

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