“We preserve, promote and celebrate Scotland’s heritage, language and culture through the life and works of Robert Burns” RBWF
Final Submission date : Monday 30th November 2020
Robert Burns chose to compose many of his best known poems in the Habbie Stanza, sometimes known as the ‘Burns Stanza’. To a Mouse’, ‘To a Haggis’ & ‘Tam Sampson’s Elegy’ were all composed in this verse form.
Prizes : 1st £50 2nd £25 3rd £15 Prizewinners’ poems will be featured in the RBWF Newsletter.
- Poems must be in the Habbie Stanza and should have between 4 and 8 verses.
The Adjudicators will be Marc R Sherland - President of RBWF and Sheila Templeton Aberdeen and Ayrshire poet.
- Entry fee is £5 per poem. 3 poems for £10
Rules of Entry : The poem must be set out on a ‘word or pages' document in single line spacing and having good margins.
- Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and give your name, address, phone number, email address, poem/s title/s in the body text of the email.
- Your name must not appear on the ‘word or pages’ document.
- All fees due must accompany the poem. BACs payment may be made to Sort Code 80-08-53 Account 00856523 In the name of tRobert Burns World Federation Ltd Ref : HAB COM
- Cheques should be payable to ‘Robert Burns World Federation Ltd’ and posted to Habbie Competition, RBWF Headquarters, 3A John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1HW.
- You may submit as many entries as you wish with the appropriate fee for each entry.
- The competition is open to anyone over 16 years.
- Entries must be the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published or published on any website; nor currently be entered for any other competition.
- Experienced readers may assist the named adjudicators in identifying a long-list. The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
- No competitor can win more than one prize.
- Copyright of each entry remains with the author, however it is a condition of entry that the prize winners, give permission for their poem to be featured in the RBWF Newsletter.
- Prizewinners will be notified in an email by the Robert Burns World Federation Ltd.
- An event may be held to present the prizewinners and for those persons to read their winning entry.
CLOSING DATE: for receipt of entries : Poems must be received no later than midnight on the closing date St Andrew’s Day Monday 30th November 2020. Email : email@example.com This date is final and no late entries will be accepted, however early submissions are welcomed.