Harmony Community Trust / Glebe House
Poetry Competition 2015

The Competition Rules
We recommend all entrants read the rules carefully before entering.
Rules: General
The competition is open in two catogories children 16 and under and adults.
International entries are welcome.
The closing date of the competition is midnight (UK time), 16th October 2015.
There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judges.
One entry form may cover multiple entries.
Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.
Online entries made via the website will receive automatic confirmation at the time of submission.
Telephone or email confirmation of receipt is not available.Harmony Community Trust  staff are unable to confirm the content of documents submitted online, so please ensure you send the correct file.
The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judging panel without notice and not to award prizes if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified.
The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor HCT staff will enter into any correspondence.
No current employee or Trustee of HCT is eligible to enter the Harmony Poetry Competition.
Rules: Poems
All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
All poems must have a title and must not exceed 20 lines in length (excluding title). Entries should be on the subject of "HARMONY".
Poems must be the original work of the entrant.
Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 July 2015.
Handwritten entries will not be  accepted. All entries must be submitted by email and should be typed at a minimum type size of 12pt. Entries can be double or single spaced.
Entries must be written in English.
Rules: Winners
Short listed Prizewinners will be notified by the end of October 2015 and invited to an award ceremony, in at the Down Museum Downpatrick, on 25th November 2015, at which the overall prize winners will be announced.
All entrants who provide a valid email address will be notified about the outcome of their entry by the end of November 2015.
The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the winning poems, by entering the competition, grant Harmony Community Trust the right to publish and/or broadcast their poem.
We will produce a booklet in the Spring of 2016 with a selection of the entered poems plus the winners and runners up.