Deadline Extended!


The Bangor Poetry Competition

Deadline for submissions has been extended: Now-midnight of 30th June 2018.   Theme- LOVE

The Bangor Poetry Competition is different than most other poetry competitions.  If you are shortlisted then you will be asked to hand-write your poem, sign it, illustrate it/ embellish it and frame it.  Your original piece will then be displayed as part of The Aspects Literary Festival (August- dates to be confirmed) at The Blackberry Path Art Studios, Bangor, Northern Ireland and the poems shall be voted on by the public from 17th August to 17th September.  The launch event shall take place at The Blackberry Path Art Studios, Gray’s Hill, Bangor, Co Down, N.I on Friday 17th August 2018, 6pm-9pm.

Your work also must be for sale.  We usually sell around one third to half of our shortlisted pieces.  You do not sell the rights to your poem, but instead your piece of poetry becomes almost a piece of art, to be enjoyed not just on the page, but on the wall!

We have several events throughout the exhibition, including the initial launch event and opportunities for those shortlisted to read their work.  Alongside the poetry we also display artwork.

Click on The Bangor Poetry Competition heading above to read full details.

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