2019 Underwater: Competition Terms and Conditions
Provide the following information:
- Date of birth
- Name of poem
- School name and address
Text: “I confirm that the above details are correct, and that this poem is my own original work. I have read the rules of the competition, and agree to abide by their provisions.”
- Name of teacher or other school official
- Teacher’s contact telephone
Text: “Your teacher may be contacted to confirm that this poem is your original work and that you are in full or part-time education at the institution named on this form.”
Box to tick: “Please email me about Tower Poetry’s activities”
Send entries to:
Christopher Tower Poetry Prizes
Entries for the Tower Poetry Prizes 2019 must be on the subject of ‘Underwater’.
The closing date for entries is 1 March 2019.
Each entrant may submit only one poem.
Unless submitted via the website, each entry must be accompanied by an entry form.
Poems with joint authorship are ineligible.
Entries must be written in English, and be no more than 48 lines in length. If submitted by post, they must be on A4 paper, and they should be typed or word-processed if possible.
Name and address of the poet must not be included with the text of the poem, since entries are judged anonymously. Track changes must be removed before submitting the poem.
Each poem must be the entrant’s own work: it must not incorporate poetry by others without acknowledgement and (where appropriate) citation, and it must not include substantial elements (phrases, lines, or larger blocks of composition) that have been suggested or authored by others engaged in providing specific editorial advice to the entrant.
Poems must not have been previously published, broadcast or submitted to another competition.
Winners will be notified by 29 March 2019, and will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at lunchtime in Oxford on 24 April 2019.
The judges ’decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning this decision.
Entrants must be at least 16 years of age, and under 19 years of age, on 1 March 2019.
Entrants must be in full or part-time education at a school, college or other educational institution in the United Kingdom. Students enrolled on higher education courses are not eligible to enter the competition.
Entry can be made via the website, email, or, if preferred, by post with the name and contact details of your teacher in either case.
The copyright of each poem remains with the author. Authors of the winning poems will grant Christ Church permission to publish or broadcast the poems for a period of one year from 25 April 2019.
The competition is not open to family members or close relatives of employees of Christ Church, Oxford.