Italy & Bosnia and Herzegovina
You are invited to submit a poem for the International Poetry Competition “SEEKING FOR A POEM”, organized by the Association 'La Stanza del Poeta’ from Formia/Gaeta (Italy) and DIOGEN pro culture magazine from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Please read ‘How to Guide’ below.
(1) Submit one poem of your choice and your short Biography, including your photo ((color and/or black-white, 300 dpi, format 1200 x 800 pixels) by 30/10/2011. Submission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . The results will be published by 31/1/2012.
Please note that you are required to provide a valid email address. All communications with you will be exclusively in writing and via email. It is important that you keep your email address valid and active during the selection process so that we can communicate with you.
(2) Your poem will be evaluated by our judges: poets Giuseppe Napolitano from Italy and Sabahudin Hadžialić from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having read and assessed your poem, the judges will make a decision to either publish it or decline publication.
(3) The poems selected for publication will be uploaded on the competition website and the top three poems will be announced. All contestants are invited to visit the website and review the results.
(4) The top three poems will be also announced on web site of the Association’ La Stanza del Poeta ‘ and DIOGEN pro culture magazine and published in the annual DIOGEN pro culture magazine No. 2. edition in February 2012.
The winners will be offered the opportunity to be the judges for the next year’s competition.
Each winner will be presented with the opportunity to publish 20 poems of their choice in the second edition of DIOGEN pro culture magazine.
We would like to thank you in advance for your devotion to the development of creative writing endeavors
Additional Contest Information
Who is Eligible?
Poets of all ages are eligible and all styles of poetry are acceptable.
How and When to Submit?
We ask that you submit your writings by November 30, 2011. Submissions are accepted via email to email@example.com
Poems must be original works.
Poems should be submitted in English, or the English translation should accompany the original
The poet's full name and email address must be provided.
The poet must be able to be notified via email if their poem has been selected for publication.
The judges will be looking for originality, rhythm, rhymes, and audience appeal.
The judges will be looking for poet’s passion about the subject topic of the poem or a novel approach to every day topics.