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Three Great Poetry Competitions!

There has been a lot of talk about literary prizes in QLD since the recent axing of the QLD Premiers Literary Awards, but never fear, we are still providing some of the leading poetry opportunities in the country! Here’s three great poetry competitions coming your way courtesy of QLD Poetry Festival: spoken in one strange word & Arts QLD.

1. Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry

Named in honour of one of QLD’s finest poets, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry is committed to encouraging poets Australia wide. Entrants may submit multiple times, with each entry accompanied by a separate entry form and a separate entry fee.

Entry Fee : $20

Entries close 5pm Tuesday 10 July 2012.

1st Prize : $1,000 plus 1 week fully paid at Varuna Writers House
2nd Prize : $500
3rd Prize : $250

Download guideline and submission forms:  Entry form Val Vallis Award 2012

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2. Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

Named in honour of a distinguished Queensland Poet, the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize is committed to encouraging Queensland poets, who have a manuscript ready for publication. Now in its 9th year, this prestigious prize for an unpublished poetry manuscript comes with a total prize money of $3,000 together with a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press.

Entry fee: $20

Entries close by 5pm Thursday 12 July 2012.

Download guideline and submission forms:  Entry form Thomas Shapcott Prize 2012

The winners of both these awards will be announced at the opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, on 24 August 2012.

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3. The 2012 QPF Filmmakers Challenge

The Queensland Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge explores the arena where poetic expression and audio-visual technology collide.

We challenge filmmakers, video artists, poets, and all multimedia practitioners to create a short work (5 mins max); a record of poetry performance, a video text manipulation or something entirely different.

Poetry is defined broadly as memorable language. We are looking for originality; creativity; a piece that shows your understanding of the many varied and wonderful possibilities of language.

The winner will be announced at the 2012 Queensland Poetry Festival and the winning entry, along with a selection of shortlisted entries, will be screened at the festival (24 – 26 August).

Selection panel: angela rawlings (2012 Arts QLD Poet-in-Residence), Francis Boyle (QPF Program Committee), Talina McKenzie (QPF Programs Coordinator)

Prize: $500 is up for grabs!

Entries close 5pm, Thursday 19 July 2012.

Download guideline & submissions form here.

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Let The Cameras Roll… the QLD Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge

For the past five years, the Queensland Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge has  been exploring the place where poetic expression and audio-visual technology collide and submissions for the 2011 Challenge are now welcome! 

QPF challenges filmmakers, video artists, poets, and all multimedia practitioners to create a short work (5 mins max); a record of poetry performance, a video text manipulation or something entirely different. We are looking for originality; creativity; a piece that shows your understanding of the many varied and wonderful possibilities of language. 

The winner will be announced at the 2011 Queensland Poetry Festival and the winning entry, along with a selection of shortlisted entries, will be screened at the festival (26 – 28 August). 

And the prize… well, $500 is up for grabs!

This year’s selection panel consists of Jacob Polley (2011 Arts QLD Poet-in-Residence), Francis Boyle (QPF Program Committee) and Sarah Gory (QPF Manager)

Entries close 5pm, Friday 15 July 2011.  Visit the Awards section of www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com for guidelines and entry forms.

Get those camera’s rolling!

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QLD Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge

QLD Poetry Festival’s coveted Filmmakers Challenge is now open for submission!

The Queensland Poetry Festival challenges Australian filmmakers, video artists and other multimedia practitioners to produce a short work (5 minutes max) which explores the possibilities of poetic expression via audio visual technology.

Poetry is defined broadly as memorable language. Your work might be a record of a poetry performance, a video text manipulation or something entirely different. We are looking for work that displays creativity, originality and an understanding of possibilities of language.

A prize of $500 is up for grabs and the winner will be announced at the 2010
Queensland Poetry Festival (27-29 August, 2010). A selection of entries will be screened at The Wrong End of the Kaleidoscope session at QPF on Sunday, August 29, 2010.

The deadline for entries is close of business Friday August 6, 2010. Download the entry form from the Awards Section of www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

Look forward to seeing your poetry light up the big screen!

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Great poemfilm site – rabbit light movies + Harold Norse Update

With the QPF Filmmakers Challenge currently looking for the best in poetic film, I have been checking out all things good in the ‘poemfilm’ genre. Recently I came across rabbit light movies and I have to say, this site is absolutely incredible… Make sure when you head on over your Flash software is up to date and that you have a bit of time on your hands as there is so much to take in on this site.

Check out the site here: rabbit light movies

And for those of you who were saddened by the news of Harold Norse’s death, you should head on over and check out the tribute site that is growing day by day… it is shaping up to be a great archive of Harold’s life and work.

For all things Harold Norse go here.

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Ah Pook + Poetry Publishing for the 21st Century

It’s Saturday and the sun is shining outside, so to get your minds limbered up check out this short film of Burroughs’ all purpose bedtime story, Ah Pook is Here.

Ah Pook is Here is a collaboration between Burroughs and artist Malcolm McNeill. Originally conceived as a graphic novel, it was published (text only) in 1979 after several attempts to get the project off the ground. Thankfully the artwork has been rediscovered and is now being exhibited in the USA.

Here’s a link to see the artwork.

And here’s the link to the film

And don’t forget the QPF Filmmakers Challenge is now open so get your entries in.

Now that you have got your fix of film, art and Burroughs check out this article by Timothy Green (editor of Rattle) on poetry publishing for the 21st Century. He makes some really interesting points about the current model of online publishing (including a link to the Top 50 Literary Journals Online), and gives his view on a way forward for small press publishers. Well worth the read friends!

Poetry Publishing for the 21st Century by Timothy Green.

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Another Killer Opportunity – QPF Filmmakers Challenge

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CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS!!! 

Entries are open for the QPF Filmmakers Challenge, 2009!

The Queensland Poetry Festival challenges Australian filmmakers, video artists and other multimedia practitioners to produce a short work (5 minutes max) which explores the possibilities of poetic expression via audio visual technology.

Your work might be a record of a poetry performance, a video text manipulation or something entirely different. They are looking for work that displays creativity, originality and an understanding of the possibilities of language.

A prize of $500 is up for grabs and the winner will be announced at the 2009 Queensland Poetry Festival (21-23 August, 2009). A selection of entries will also be screened at the Poetry on the Big Screen session at QPF 2009.

The deadline for entries is Friday 17 July 2009. Download the entry form in the Competitions section of www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

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