are inviting poets and illustrators to reflect on the culture and history of the Greeks, from ancient to contemporary times, on the occasion of the Bicentennial celebration of the creation of Modern Greece.
“ All work submitted must relate to the culture and history of the Greeks, from ancient to contemporary times, on the occasion of the Bicentennial celebration of the creation of Modern Greece. This might include the richness and vitality of Greek culture, its complexity and continual reinvention, its many traditions, its humanist philosophy, its cosmopolitanism and its lasting impact on the world as we know it. This connection must be clear. However, each poet or illustrator is free to interpret this theme creatively, in whichever manner most resonates for them.
The Poetry Prize
● Portfolios must comprise a maximum of 150 lines of poetry.
● This may consist of any number of poems but should be sufficient to fill several pages of the pamphlet. Titles, blank lines, contents pages and page numbers are not included in the line count.
● Portfolios must be submitted as .doc or .docx files
● Poems must be written in English.
● Translations are not eligible.
The Illustration Prize
● Portfolios must comprise a minimum of five and a maximum of eight illustrations.
● The illustrations may be monochrome or colour but must not be animations.
● Illustrations will sit alongside the winning poems and must not themselves be poetry nor prose text.
● Text characters may form a small part of your illustrative works but each illustration must be primarily an image and not a text.
● Portfolios must be submitted as PDFs, up to 2MB.
Portfolios must comprise wholly unpublished work.
Deadline : 18 June 2021
Who may enter ?
The prize is open internationally to new and established writers and illustrators of any age.
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter
• Poetry Prize: £10,000 and publication of your portfolio as a pamphlet, with illustrations and Greek translations, distributed internationally.
• Illustration Prize: £5,000 and publication of your illustrations in a pamphlet, alongside the winning poems, distributed internationally.
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