UPDATE – Unfortunately due to poor response to this competition the prize is carried over to the Valentines Poetry Competition, entries close 14 February 2015.
UPDATE – 26/12/14 – The dates for this competition have been slightly extended. Submissions close 3rd Jan and winners will be announced on 10th Jan, you still have time to submit. I decided that the mood to write about Christmas and New Year has not yet passed.
I am very excited to announce that Skimming Stones is running a poetry competition with the amazing prize of a R500 gift voucher from PrintWild. My father Paul Changuion started out as a photographer on the Copper Belt in Zambia and after a lifetime in the photographic industry now uses his creativity to prepare the images for printing at PrintWild. PrintWild are currently taking orders for Christmas gifts and a framed print, canvas, acrylic or block mounted image would make a perfect Christmas gift for someone special. They also offer gift vouchers. They’ll guarantee your gift is delivered by Christmas if you order’s paid by 08 Dec and the artworks are delivered to your door, ready to hang.
Calling poets to submit original work using the theme Christmas or New Year.
A maximum of 2 poems may be submitted
Please submit your work by the deadline of 25 December 2014, winners will be announced on 1st January 2015
e-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also post your submission here on Skimming Stones under the comments section below.
The winning poet must be a resident of South Africa
With your entry please provide your contact details.
I hope that this will be the first of several poetry competitions which will run here in the future. I will be looking for other sponsors for prizes in these forthcoming competitions. Please share this with the wordsmiths in your circle.
I am the founder of the Durban Live Poets Society (LiPS) and my work has been published in various anthologies. I look forward to reading your submissions, I wish that I could take part in the competition myself! Thank you very much to PrintWild for the sponsored prize.
Check out this cool video featuring my totally awesome brother Paul (sorry ladies he’s married) and Dad. I am blessed to be part of such a special family.