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OUSA Poetry Competition

OUSA Poetry Competition

Fancy yourself as a bit of a wordsmith? Feel the need to unleash the inner, or outer poet in you. Then get those creative juices dripping, and wax lyrical, or simply go mad in this semester’s poetry competition. The theme? There is none. So the possibilities are endless, timeless, ageless, perpetual, everlasting, enduring and without end. So collect your thoughts and get writing.


Submissions will be taken from 1st  -  31st September, 2019.

Simply click button at bottom of page to access entry form.

There is a limit of 3 entries per person.


Free (and restricted to) Otago University, Otago Polytech, and Otago Language Students.


Prize money:

$100 first place, $50 second place and $25 third place. Prizes are awarded via electronic transfer. This may take up to two weeks.

Terms and Conditions:

Copyright remains with the author  The poem must be the work of the submitter. It must not have been published elsewhere including self-published or published on a website.  Poem's will be judged anonymously. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  Entrants agree to have their images and names published on the OUSA website, Facebook page/s, Critic, Get a Taste booklet, Art week displays, Recreation Centre Bollards or any other OUSA media avenues.  OUSA reserves the right to remove any entries from the competition.



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