Poetry Competition: Environmental Humanities

poetry competition poster

TORCH is delighted to announce a poetry competition for #TORCHGoesDigital!

PROMPT: Environmental Humanities

PRIZE: First prize wins £100! The top three poems will be featured on our website. 

DEADLINE: 5pm, Sunday 12 April 2020.



Rules and Regulations: 

1. Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another writer. 

2. Entries may be in any poetic form.

3. Please send all entries as a pdf or Word document to torch@humanities.ox.ac.uk. Judging is anonymous. Your name and address must not appear on the pieces entered, nor any other marks that could identify you. Please identify yourself in the body of the email, not the attached entry itself. 

4. Maximum two entries per person. 

5. The closing date is 5pm Sunday 12 April 2020. The winning entry, and two runners-ups will be notified by Monday 11th May 2020. 

6. TORCH reserves the right to publish the top three entries on our website and social media channels ad infinitum. Authors may also publish their pieces elsewhere. 

7. We will not enter into any correspondence about the winner or entries, nor will we make changes to entries received. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. The judges’ decisions will be final. Your entry in the competition means you accept these rules.

8. We will abide by good practice in the running of this competition, but cannot be held responsible for circumstances beyond our control such being unable to acces our website services. Prizes may be withheld or altered if we receive no outstanding entries, or insufficient entries.

9. Entry is FREE. No entry form is needed. 

10. Notification of receipt of entry will be by email.

11. Stories cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.

12. Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.

13. No fan fiction or use of copyrighted material, characters, song lyrics etc. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.

14. The poetry competition is international and welcomes entrants in English from all countries.

15. Entering or winning the competition does not confer a lasting association of any kind with TORCH.