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The rules and conditions for the South West Poetry Awards 2012-13

The awards

The South West Poetry Awards for poetry development will be awarded to poets, performance poets, organisations, groups and

individuals working in the poetry sector who, in the judges’ opinion, have made the most significant contribution to poetry, performance

poetry and poetry development in the South West of England between the dates: April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.

 

 

There are six awards for the following categories:

 

  • The Poetry Publication Award

  • The Poetry Work With Children and Young People Award

  • The Contribution to Poetry Development Award

  • The Individual Poet Award

  • The Individual Performance Poet Award

  • The Special Recognition Award

 

Completed nomination forms nust be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Poetry Publication Award

The Poetry Publication Award celebrates the work of poetry publishers based in the South West.

It is awarded to the publisher of a poetry magazine, poetry books, or of an individual collection (and this may include a self-published

collection or pamphlet), or an online website that has made a notable impact during the year.

Download a nomination form here:     word format        pdf format

 

 

The Poetry Work With Children and Young People Award

The Award for poetry work with children and young people celebrates poetry development work undertaken with children and/or young people.

It is awarded to the organisation or individual who has made a significant contribution to developing children's and young people's enjoyment,

understanding and skills of and in any area of poetry activity.

For the purposes of this award the age range for children is defined as 5-16 years, the age-range for young people is defined as 16-25.

Download a nomination form here:   word format       pdf format

 

 

The Contribution to Poetry Development Award

The Contribution to Poetry Development Award goes to an individual or organisation making an important contribution to poetry

development in the South West.

This might include, but are not limited to activities such as :

  • developing poetry opportunities for people and places with the least engagement;

  • organising live poetry events and poetry festivals;

  • developing poetry across digital platforms;

  • attracting audiences for poetry;

  • developing partnerships between organisations which deliver exciting new poetry or new poetry activities;

  • developing innovative ways of funding poetry or creating resources for the poetry sector;

  • sharing knowledge and skills in some significant and inspiring way;

  • creating opportunities for people to enter the poetry sector/workforce.

Download a nomination form here:   word format       pdf format

 

 

The Individual Poet Award

Awarded to an individual South West based poet to celebrate a significant acheivement or piece of work.

The work may be in any in any form – including, but not limited to: poetry collections for adults or children, individual poems, radio poems,

translations and verse dramas, collaborations with another artist/artform, education projects or activities, a public reading/s.

Download a nomination form here:   word format       pdf format

 

 

The Individual Performance Poet Award

Awarded to an individual South West based performance poet to celebrate a significant acheivement or piece of work.

The work may be in any form ? including, but not limited to: a new performance poetry show, an inspiring performance or tour,

leading/working on a poetry education project, making a performance poetry programme using digital media, collaborations with

another artist/artform.

Download a nomination form here:  word format    pdf format

 

 

The Special Recognition Award

Awarded to any individual based in the South West who has made a distinguished contribution to poetry over at least twenty years.

This contribution may be made in one or more areas of the poetry sector ? poet / performance poet, publisher, events organiser/promoter,

critic or reviewer, educator, librarian, bookseller, fundraiser etc.

Download a nomination form here:  word format         pdf format

 

 

Eligibility 

The awards are made to the poets, performance poets, organisations, groups, individual poetry workers who in the judges’ opinion

have  made the most outstanding contribution to poetry in 2012/13. They must be based in the South West of England. 

 

Eligible works should have first appeared in the public domain between the 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013.  

 

Eligible events, activities, projects should have taken place between the 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013  

 

A posthumous work will be considered if it entered the public domain within a year of the poet’s death.

 

Eligible works include, but are not limited to: individual published poems, radio poems, verse translations, verse dramas, verse novels,

libretti, film poems and poetry in public art.

 

Eligible events, activities, projects include but are not limited to: individual public readings, individual public performances, regular poetry events

including open mics, poetry festivals, poetry classes, poetry workshops, poetry activities and projects with groups of people in the community.

 

For work to be eligible, some appropriate documentary evidence must be available to the judges – for example a magazine, book,

script, project/event report, review, CD, DVD, website, podcast or photograph.

 

 

How to make a nomination 

 

Nominations can only be made by persons living in the South West of England.

We have the same definition of the South West region of England as Arts Council, England, it covers the counties of Bristol, Cornwall,

Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, the Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Wiltshire and the unitary authorities of Bath & North East Somerset,

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, North Somerset, Bournemouth, Poole, Plymouth and Torbay.

 

Nominations can only be submitted on an official Poetry Can South West Poetry Awards form.

Forms are available to download above.

 

Poets, Performance Poets, Groups, Organisations, Poetry Sector workers may not nominate their own work.

 

No individual may make more than one nomination per category for the 2012/13 South West Poetry Awards.

 

Note: A nomination is not a vote. A nomination brings work to the judges’ attention and plays a vital role in helping the judges

towards an understanding of the significance of the recommended work.

 

The judges’ decision is final.

 

The names of those making nominations will not be published.

 

 

When will the shortlist be announced?

The shortlist will be announced in spring 2013; the exact date is to be confirmed.

The names of those shortlisted will appear on the Poetry Can website along with a description of the work for which they have

been selected.

 

When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced in September 2013; the exact date to be announced.

 

When will the Awards be presented?

The Awards will be presented during Bristol Poetry Festival 2013.

 

When will I be able to submit a nomination?

Forms for the 2012-13 award will be available from the Poetry Can website from April 2012

 

When is the closing date for recommendations?

The date by which forms must be received is the 7 April 2013.

Forms received after this date but postmarked before it may be accepted.

 

Completed forms can also be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.