Thursday, May 6, 2010

$2k Prize For Best Cricket Poem

In 2010, entries will be accepted from any citizen residing in an ICC country i.e. - Australia, England & Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe who write their poem in the 12 months leading up to the closing date - September 1, 2010.

This annual poetry competition offers AU$2,000 to the winning poet with international exposure for the top twenty poems.

The organisers invite poets from test playing nations to submit a poem celebrating aspects of life in and around the game and sport of cricket, in settings of park cricket, backyard cricket, street cricket, beach cricket, social-cricket or local club cricket.

The genre may be narrative, dramatic, satirical, lyrical, elegy or verse fable.

The written & spoken word reflects the emotions, beliefs and prejudices that influence our thoughts, behaviour and personality. Poets will be asked to use a national pastime and global sport - cricket, as the vehicle to unsettle preconceptions, generate new ideas and consider our contemporary culture.

The Cricket Poetry Award will be run in conjunction with the Cricket Art Prize, and the winner will be announced at the Cricket Art Prize opening at the Members Pavilion of the SCG - 7th Oct 2010.

Full report here

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