The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition

THE 2020 COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY CARRIE ETTER AT OUR MEETING ON 17TH MARCH, AND POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

23 responses to “The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition

  1. Alice Kavounas

    When are the results posted? Thanks!

    • Results will be announced by Carrie Etter on March 17th at our Tuesday evening meeting at the Vittle and Swig. They will be posted on the website as soon as possible after that. The actual poems will appear on the website too when there has been sufficient time to do that.

  2. Ian

    Hi. When will results be announced?

  3. Karen Newsome

    The PayPal links are not currently working. Is there anything you can do about that so that I don’t miss tomorrow’s deadline? Thanks!

    • jennamunday05

      Yes I have the same problem!

      • kensomenews

        It’s too late to send it by post now. Ah well. Never mind!

      • Anonymous

        We are very sorry about the PayPal problem and are asking them to sort it out quickly. You can enter by post and sending a cheque, or wait until confirmation that it is resolved. Please see our website for latest information. We will extend the deadline to accommodate the delay.

      • Anonymous

        Extended deadline due to PayPal problem
        We are very sorry about the PayPal problem and are asking them to sort it out quickly. You can enter by post and sending a cheque, or wait until confirmation that it is resolved. Please see our website for latest information. We will extend the deadline to accommodate the delay.

    • Sorry, we are having a problem with Paypal and they are very sluggish in fixing it. we may extend the deadline if they don’t get it back up and running soon.

    • Sorry, we are having a problem with Paypal and they are very sluggish in fixing it. we may extend the deadline if they don’t get it back up and running soon.

    • Anonymous

      Extended deadline due to PayPal problem

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  5. Sereena

    Hello, I have made a payment in order to enter of £10 which is showing up on my bank statement but I haven’t had a reference number sent to my email to confirm my payment. If I can send my bank statement to you will that be enough of proof of payment?

    I had paid about a month ago. Is there anything I can do as I still want to enter?

  6. We enable our programme of visiting poets for the year by running the competition, which is why there is a cost. We are highly respected. All entries are read by the judge, who is always a well-recognised figure in the world of poetry, and our results are published on the website along with the prizewinning poems. No member of the society is paid for the considerable work they do – they are lovers of poetry who come together to celebrate it. You can pay online by paypal, or send a cheque/PO by post, and if you want a receipt you enclose an sae marked receipt. I don’t think we can be more transparent or honourable!

  7. You can send an sae with your entry for a receipt and for the results. Please look at the leaflet for details.

  8. It would be helpful, but is not a condition of entry.

  9. This is the situation at present.

  10. Have a look at the results on the website and this may indicate how wide the subject matter can be. The high standard expected is also clear from these poems – it is the quality of the writing that is judged. The judge does read all the poems submitted – over 1400 this year. Catherine Smith’s adjudication report will be published shortly and will indicate her reasons for choosing the prizewinners.

  11. I can’t help you with that one, Michael. Perhaps Paypal can.

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