Friday, March 27, 2015

Senior Poetry Prize 2015

We head off today on our Easter holidays. A good thing for Seniors to do over the coming weeks is to compose entries for the Peter Dix Memorial Prize for Poetry. The rubric is below:-

All entries are to be typed and sent to Mr.Canning at by the evening of Thursday 22nd May.

Entries should contain a portfolio of  between two and five poems based on or inspired by the idea of either:- PLACE or PEOPLE or PROMISES.

Poems should be at least ten lines long, and typed.  The winning entry will be based on the overall standard of the entrant’s body of poems. There will also be a prize for the BEST POEM if it is not in the winner’s selection. All other strong entries will be posted on

The English Department will also give smaller book-tokens to strong entries that do not win the Prize.

You can treat the ideas, ‘Place’, or ‘People’ or ‘Promises’ in a free way: any connection is fine, as long as the poems are clearly connected by image, inspiration, theme, form, situation, context …

The Peter Dix Memorial Prize for Poetry was presented by the Dix family in memory of Peter, who died in the Lockerbie tragedy in 1988.  The Memorial, by sculptor Joe Sloan, is kept in the Library
and inscribed with the names of past winners.

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