All India Poetry Competition Among school children-2004

Conditions Of Entry


                       o  The competition is supported by the Department of Secondary        
              Education  & Higher Education, Ministry of Human resource   
              Development, Government of India and organized by The Poetry Society  
o        The competition is open to Indian school Children and Non-Resident Indian student studying in secondary and higher secondary schools.
o        No competitor  may win more than one prize.
         Adjudication and Prizes
o        The poems 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.
o        The first prize will be Rs. 11,000. 
o    The second prize will be  Rs. 7,000. 
o  There will be a third prize of Rs.5,000 and five commendation prizes of Rs. 1,000 each.
o        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. and
o        All  entries for the Competition should be submitted to the school where the competitor is studying and school should forward them to:

All-India Poetry Competition Among School Children 2004

            The Poetry Society (India)

            L-67A, Malviya Nagar

            New Delhi 110017, India

            On or before October 31, 2003

o     There 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 per poem.

o     Each 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.

o        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 broadcast. 
o     Each poem must be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
o        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.
o     The maximum length of the poem should be about 30 lines.
o     Receipt of entry will not be acknowledged unless a separate self addressed and stamped envelope marked RECEIPT (SCHOOL CHILDREN 2004) is enclosed with the entry.
o     Manuscripts will not be returned.
o     Competitors, who wants to receive a list of prize winners must enclose a separate self addressed and stamped envelope marked PRIZE WINNERS (SCHOOL CHILDREN 2004)
        PRIZE-WINNERS (All India Poetry Competition Among School Children-2004)
o       The 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.