The Waltraud Field ​International Poetry Competition 2021
Crewe and District Writers Group is delighted to launch its 2021 Open Poetry competition 
for poems on any theme. 
Shortlisted entries will be judged by Manchester based poet: Fokkina McDonnell

Prizes:
​ First prize: £100 Second prize: £50 Third prize: £25
Book Token for the Circle’s own choice
Closing date: 1 May.
Winners to be notified by September, &
​winning entries published on our website.

Competition Rules:
1. Maximum number of lines: 40
2. Poems must be the unpublished, original work of the entrant and should not be entered into any other competition/publication            (including all social media) up to the end of the submission period. 
3. Entry fee : £4 per poem, or £10 for three poems. More than 3 poems: £3 per additional poem.
4. Each poem to be on a separate sheet with clear title. The poem must not show name, address or any other identifying marks,            other than the title. Name (not nom-de-plume), address etc should be provided on the attached entry form.
5. Email entries should provide name, address, telephone, email, number of poems, poem titles and amount paid. Poems should be      submitted as attachments, not be incorporated in the email. See below re payment. Submission means you have read and agree      to the competition rules. Entries by email OR by mail – not both.
6. Full copyright remains with the author. By entering this competition, you agree to the unrestricted right of Crewe & District Writers’      Circle to publish the winning entries, and any highly recommended entries, on the Circle’s website.
7. For acknowledgement of your entry, or results, please enclose a S.A.E. For online submissions, please indicate in your email              whether you would like an acknowledgement or results.
8. The judges’ decision is final. No individual correspondence can be entered into.
9. Please keep a copy of your work - entries cannot be returned.
10. After receipt, no amendments or corrections can be made, and no fees can be refunded.
11. If possible, we prefer online entries. Email entries to be sent to creweanddistrictwriterscircle@gmail.com, and payment made          by BACS transfer into the following account: Account name: Crewe & District Writers’ Circle,
      sort code 08 92 99 account no. 65755497. Please ensure that your identity is clear on your BACS transfer reference.
      PayPal payments to the e-mail address
      Alternatively, email entrants may send a cheque as per postal entries below. Please write your name, address and email                    address on the back of the cheque so that it can be linked back to your entry. Thank you.
12. Postal entries/cheques should be made out to Crewe and District Writers Circle and sent to
      The Open Poetry Competition Secretary, Crewe & District Writers’ Circle, 72 Queens Park Gardens,
       ​Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7SW.

The Waltraud Field Open Poetry Competition 2021    ENTRY FORM (BLOCK CAPS) 

NAME...........................................................................
ADDRESS.........................................................................................................
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TEL................................... ............................................EMAIL .........................................................

​I have read and agree to the competition rules

​SIGNATURE............................................................
POEM ENTRIES:​
1. .............................................................................
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3. .............................................................................
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5. .............................................................................
PAYMENT:

​​I enclose a cheque to the value of: :£.............

I have made a BACS payment to the value of £............

I have made a PAYPAL payment to the value of £.......​​​​...

Online entries: please send your entries to creweanddistrictwriterscircle@gmail.com ​​
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Postal entries: post your entries together with payments and this form to:

​​The Open Poetry Competition Secretary, Crewe & District Writers’ Circle 
72 Queens Park Gardens, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7SW
How did you hear about this competition?

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