Competition Update 2018

Judging is well underway in our competition. Results will be published here by 10th September 2018. Good luck to everyone who entered.

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CULPEPPER’S REMEDY POETRY COMPETITION 2018

For poems of any length on the theme of “home”. Our competition will be judged by poet and editor, LUCY TURNBULL of OPTIMUM MAGAZINE.   First prize is £75 Second £50  and all poems will be considered for our 2018 anthology. All entries must be received by midnight on 25th July 2018.

Enter using the following steps.

Pay the appropriate fee via PayPal to the  account of culpepper2015@mail.com 

1 poem £4   2 poems £7    3 poems £10     5 poems £12

Send your poems as an attachment in .doc or .docx (WORD) to culpepper2015@mail.com    (please ensure there are no identifying features in or on the submitted pages of poetry)

In the body of the email state

TITLE OF COLLECTION

NAME

EMAIL                  ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER

(These are only require to contact you and will not be used for any other purpose)

In the “SUBJECT LINE” state “Poetry Competition Entry”

Please note;

Poems must be the entrant’s own work and not have been published in print or on a website, other than a workshop or critique platform.

The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries must be in English. They should use “home” as the theme, but as a theme it is not intended to be proscriptive and it may be interpreted and used in any way the poet wishes.  Poems can be in any style or poetic form or none.

Entries cannot be returned, fees cannot be refunded and alterations cannot be made once entries have been submitted.

Obscene, graphic or sexually explicit poetry will NOT be excluded unless it is gratuitous.

Poetry expressing racial, sexual or any other form of prejudice will be excluded.

Entrants who do not comply with the entry rules will be disqualified.

You will receive an email from the competition administrator letting you know that the poems have been delivered safely and an immediate payment receipt from PayPal.

If entry fees do not cover the prize fund, then we reserve the right to reduce prizes accordingly.

Acceptance of the rules is implied by entry.

A list of prize winners and short listed entries will be sent to all entrants within six weeks of the closing date.

 

Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition 2016

For poems of any length on the theme of “wild”. Our competition will be judged by poet and editor, Brian Spencer.   First prize is £75 Second £50  and all poems will be considered for our 2016 anthology. All entries must be received by midnight on 19th June 2016.

Enter using the following steps.

Pay the appropriate fee via PayPal to the  account of culpepper2015@mail.com

1 poem £4   2 poems £7    3 poems £10     5 poems £12

Send your poems as an attachment in .doc or .docx (WORD) to culpepper2015@mail.com    (please ensure there are no identifying features in or on the submitted pages of poetry)

In the body of the email state

TITLE OF COLLECTION

NAME

EMAIL                  ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER

(These are only require to contact you and will not be used for any other purpose)

In the “SUBJECT LINE” state “Poetry Competition Entry”

Please note;

Poems must be the entrant’s own work and not have been published in print or on a website, other than a workshop or critique platform.

The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries must be in English. They should use “home” as the theme, but as a theme it is not intended to be proscriptive and it may be interpreted and used in any way the poet wishes.  Poems can be in any style or poetic form or none.

Entries cannot be returned, fees cannot be refunded and alterations cannot be made once entries have been submitted.

Obscene, graphic or sexually explicit poetry will NOT be excluded unless it is gratuitous.

Poetry expressing racial, sexual or any other form of prejudice will be excluded.

Entrants who do not comply with the entry rules will be disqualified.

You will receive an email from the competition administrator letting you know that the poems have been delivered safely and an immediate payment receipt from PayPal.

If entry fees do not cover the prize fund, then we reserve the right to reduce prizes accordingly.

Acceptance of the rules is implied by entry.

A list of prize winners and short listed entries will be sent to all entrants within six weeks of the closing date.

 

Competition results

Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition
We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s competition is

Adele Cordner from Magor, Monmouthshire, for the poem Home

Home

Orange-tipped clouds scud across the warring sky
in a scurry of angst-ridden haste.
They cast an eerie, molten shadow
on the half-dead, mouldering earth beneath.

This is Wales.
And this is what it is to live here,
strapped to the back of the restless landscape
as she rides roughshod over our sullen souls.

In the Valleys, I remember soaked coal
suspended on a slow-moving sling to cross the road.
Then, the endless freight trucks, high-piled with the stuff as they shunt
slowly past our Newport home, driven by rain, through the sleeping tunnel.

The big, blackened men would knock loudly on our door
before broad shouldering the rich sacks
round to the coal shed
and tipping them out with their work-worn hands.

And the mountains.
Until I left them far behind,
I did not know the imprint they had made
on my short life till then.

But, ah, when I return, pass again among their shadows,
feel the stinging rain lash down my hair,
seep through my city shoes on the gum-starred pavements,
when I feel the heavy dark of the snogging alley,

smell the grass-soaked air, mingled with tobacco smoke,
when I laugh and catch my breath at the cold
as we stumble out the pub, without a proper coat,
when I land in the Christmas chapel, with its carolling candles

lighting the rector’s white robes, threaded with gold,
and the long, elfish hood hanging down his back,
then I know I am home. Then I know
it will always be here.

2nd Place
Jim Bennett from Wirral, UK for the poem a geography lesson
3rd Place
Noel King, from Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland for the poem Hedge Setter

Commended
Andy Brown from Bristol, UK for Report from the Front Line
Joan Michelson from London for Home
Jessica Axe from Sydney, Australia for My Messy Room
David Hawkins from Bristol for Friends of Bird Rock
ELSBETH BEARD from Barnstaple, UK for When Not Expecting
Elizabeth McHale from London for Oscail an Doras

Congratulations to all our winning and commended poets we had over 200 entries from around the world.

Competition update

The competition has now closed and the entries are being read.  The results will be published here by at the end of January 2016.

A big thank you to all those who entered and good luck to all.

Brian

Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition 2015

 

For poems of any length on the theme of “home”. Our competition will be judged by poet and editor, Brian Spencer.   First prize is £75 2nd £50 3rd £25 and all poems will be considered for our 2016 anthology. All entries must be received by midnight on 31st December 2015

Enter online at https://culpeppersremedy.wordpress.com/

Enter using the following steps.

Pay the appropriate fee via PayPal to the  account of culpepper2015@mail.com

1 poem £4   2 poems £7    3 poems £10     5 poems £12

Send your poems as an attachment in .doc or .docx (WORD) to culpepper2015@mail.com    (please ensure there are no identifying features in or on the submitted pages of poetry)

In the body of the email state

TITLE OF COLLECTION

NAME

EMAIL                  ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER

(These are only require to contact you and will not be used for any other purpose)

In the “SUBJECT LINE” state “Poetry Competition Entry”

Please note;

Poems must be the entrant’s own work and not have been published in print or on a website, other than a workshop or critique platform.

The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries must be in English. They should use “home” as the theme, but as a theme it is not intended to be proscriptive and it may be interpreted and used in any way the poet wishes.  Poems can be in any style or poetic form or none.

Entries cannot be returned, fees cannot be refunded and alterations cannot be made once entries have been submitted.

Obscene, graphic or sexually explicit poetry will NOT be excluded unless it is gratuitous.

Poetry expressing racial, sexual or any other form of prejudice will be excluded.

Entrants who do not comply with the entry rules will be disqualified.

You will receive an email from the competition administrator letting you know that the poems have been delivered safely and an immediate payment receipt from PayPal.

If entry fees do not cover the prize fund, then we reserve the right to reduce prizes accordingly.

Acceptance of the rules is implied by entry.

A list of prize winners and short listed entries will be sent to all entrants within five weeks of the closing date.

 

 

 

CULPEPPER’S REMEDY MID-YEAR POETRY COMPETITION 2013

This is the fifth year of our poetry competitions open to poets from around the world. TMi his competition is for poems of no more than 60 lines on the theme of ART or about a piece of ART. 1st Prize £100 2nd £50 3rd £25
Judge: Brian Spenser
Closing date: 15th November 2013
Entry
1 poem £4
2 poems £7
3 poems £10
5 poems £15
The competition is open to anyone (aged 18 or over writing)
All submissions must be the work of the person submitting, and written in English.
No translations, found works or collaborations will be considered.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entered into.

ONLINE ENTRY
Enter online using the following steps.
1. Pay the required entry fee via PayPal to culpeppersremedy@writeme.com
2. Send your poems as an attachment in .doc or .docx (WORD) to culpeppersremedy@writeme.com (please ensure there are no identifying features in or on the submitted pages of poetry)
3. In the body of the email state
TITLE OF POEMS
NAME
EMAIL
ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER
(These are only required to contact you and will not be used for any other purpose)
4. In the “SUBJECT LINE” state “Poetry Competition”

RESULTS OF CULPEPPER’S REMEDY PAMPHLET COMPETITION 2013

CULPEPPER’S REMEDY PAMPHLET COMPETITION 2013

This is the third year of our poetry pamphlet competition which was open to poets from around the world. There were a lot of very good entries and I am pleased to announce that the results are as follows

The winner of the competition is
Jim Bennett for his collection The Artisan

Commended
Margot Webber for the collection Migration
WILL DAUNT for the collection Landed
Damien Donnelly for the collection Living With Paris