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Seaweek 2019 Competitions

Regional Competitions


Canterbury Seaweek Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition: There’s something about being a New Zealander… we’re drawn to the sea! The ocean, its moods and the life it nurtures have been themes of poetry for many.
Write a poem that reflects the theme of Seaweek Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas and be in to win fabulous sea-themed prizes.
• Pre-school /ECE + Primary Years 1-4 – a class collective acrostic poem* using either the words ‘Our Oceans’ or ‘Tātou Mōana’
• School Individual – Years 5-8 + Years 9-13
• Adult Individual open category
• Te Reo Individual (All ages but please state age if under 20)

Free entry

1. Entries close at 5.00pm on Monday 11th March 2019, & must be received before this time & all entries must be uploaded using
2. Please do not write your name, age or residency on the same sheet as your poems, as they will be judged anonymously.
3. Please enter your details including name, address, telephone number, email address, plus the title(s) of your poem(s) into the online form.
4. Entries are limited to 6 entries per ECE or school, or 2 per person in Open & Te Reo categories.
5. Entries should be in English or Te Reo, typed & submitted online in PDF format. Please DO NOT illustrate your poem.
6. Entries must fit on a single A4 page, be 400 words or less & be written to reflect the theme of Seaweek 2019.
7. Judging will take place between 12-16th March with the winners notified shortly after. winning entries will be displayed from the 18-30 March at a central venue (TBC) & via Facebook + The School for Young Writers website.
8. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant & must never have been published, self-published, published on any public website or broadcast, nor placed in any other competition.
9. Entrants will also need to tick the consent box in the online entry form to give authorisation for poem/s to be placed on the Seaweek, Environment Canterbury & School for Young Writers Facebook & website.
10. The competition is open to anyone except the judges & organiser of the competition.

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