All India Poetry Competition
Among school children-2004
Conditions Of Entry
The competition is supported by the Department of
& Higher Education, Ministry of Human resource
Government of India and organized by The Poetry Society
is open to Indian school Children and Non-Resident Indian student studying in
secondary and higher secondary schools.
may win more than one prize.
Adjudication and Prizes
entered for the Competition will be judged by a panel of
eminent poets. Their decision will be final and The Poetry Society
(India) will not enter into any correspondence about the results.
The first prize
will be Rs. 11,000.
The second prize will
be Rs. 7,000.
There will be a third prize of Rs.5,000 and five
commendation prizes of Rs. 1,000 each.
A list of prize
winners and prize winning poems will be distributed to the leading national
newspapers for publication and will also be published on the Website of the
Poetry Society (India), i.e. http://indianpoems.com
entries for the Competition should be submitted
to the school where the competitor is studying and school should forward them
All-India Poetry Competition Among School
The Poetry Society (India)
L-67A, Malviya Nagar
New Delhi –110017, India
On or before October 31, 2003
will be a token entry fee of Rs. 25 per poem. Competitors may submit as many
entries as they wish provided that each poem is accompanied by a fee of Rs. 10
school should forward the entry fees paid by its participating students by a
single demand draft made in favour of The Poetry Society (India) and drawn on a
bank in New Delhi in rupees along with the entries. Payment sent by outstation
cheques, cash, money order will not be accepted. Also payments sent individually
by students will not be accepted.
Each entry must
be either a poem written in English by the competitor or his/her translation
into English (in verse) of a poem written by the competitor or by any poet
in any of the recognized Indian languages. Before submitting the entries the
translator should have obtained permission from the authors of the poems for the
use of their poems for the Competition. Each poem must be the unaided work of
the author or translator and it must not have been previously published or
poem must be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
Entries will be
judged without the panel of judges knowing the identity of the competitors. The competitor's
name must not be typed or written on the manuscripts. Manuscripts must be
attached to an entry form, or to a separate sheet of paper, giving the name (or
non de plume) and full address of the competitor, and a list of all titles of
the poems entered for the competition.
maximum length of the poem should be about 30 lines.
of entry will not be acknowledged unless a separate self addressed and stamped
envelope marked RECEIPT (SCHOOL CHILDREN 2004) is enclosed with the entry.
will not be returned.
Competitors, who wants to receive a list of prize winners must enclose a
separate self addressed and stamped envelope marked PRIZE WINNERS (SCHOOL
PRIZE-WINNERS (All India Poetry Competition
Among School Children-2004)
worldwide copyright of each prize-winning or short listed poem, and of any other
poem selected by the judges for special commendation will remain with the Poetry
Society (India) for a period of five years. The Poetry Society (India) and
Department of Secondary Education & Higher Education, Ministry of Human
Resource Development (Government of India) shall have the unrestricted right to
present the poem on television, radio or the stage, or to publish it at any time
up to five years after the announcement of the results. All competitors shall be
deemed to have read and accepted all the conditions of entry for the All India
Poetry Competition Among School children 2004.