Poetry on the Lake – 13th International Poetry Competition

Monday, March 25th, 2013


Patron: Carol Ann Duffy

Closing date 22nd April 2013.

Theme: Metal (include a metallic word, anything from gold to Goldilocks).


  • Open: free or traditional verse, anything goes, max 60 lines – adjudicator Anne-Marie Fyfe,
  • Formal Verse:  set rhyme, metre or line schemes, max 40 lines – adjudicator Kevin Bailey,
  • Short poems: all forms, max 10 lines – adjudicator Imtiaz Dharker.


  • Overall winner: Silver Wyvern Award and €400. Please note: the overall winner will be chosen from the winners of all three categories
  • Two prizes of €200 each to winners of other two categories.
  • Three runners-up prizes (one in each category) of €100 each

For competition details, conditions, fees, and the address for entries please see www.poetryonthelake.org

Anne-Marie Fyfe (Organiser)