|Poetry Champions Cup 2020 - Submission Guidelines
Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Champions Cup 2020
- The winning poet wins the Grand Prize of $500 CAD plus a writing
journal, pen, commemorative gift, and additional royalties (if accrued).
- To enter this contest, you need a Poetry Champions Cup 2020 Ticket.
- Submissions are open to everyone, everywhere. Tickets can be
purchased or won for free by winning one (or more) of the 27 designated
- The Poetry Champions Cup 2020 closes on Sunday, August 2, 2020,
at midnight. The winning poem will be published in a limited-edition,
mail-to-order print format on Monday, August 24, 2020. The winning
poem will be published online in Wax Poetry and Art for everyone to
read, on or before Monday, September 7, 2020.
- This contest is a Wax Poetry and Art Poetry World Cup qualifying event.
More information about the Poetry World Cup is coming soon.
Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets on Earth to compete for the
Poetry Champions Cup 2020. This is a truly international poetry event
with 27 preliminary contests. The winning poet receives cash, prizes,
and entrance into the Wax Poetry and Art Poetry World Cup 2021.
Please read these submission guidelines carefully.
You must agree with the terms on this page in order to submit poetry to
this contest. Your submission will be taken as proof of your agreement
and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to
Your email address will be added to the Wax Poetry and Art Email list.
You will receive only a few emails per year, and you can leave the list at
any time by replying to a message and asking to leave. To ensure you
receive messages, you can add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your saved
You must include the following statement in your submission: "I agree
with the terms of the Poetry Champions Cup 2020, and to be added to
the Wax Poetry and Art email list."
The Poetry Champions Cup 2020 closes on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at
To enter the Poetry Champions Cup 2020, you need a Poetry
Champions Cup 2020 Ticket. Tickets can be obtained in three ways:
- Win a Poetry Champions Cup Ticket by winning a preliminary contest
from an affiliated Wax Poetry and Art publication. Visit the Submissions
page for a complete list of contests.
- Poets who have previously won any other poetry contest for any
publication can purchase Champion's Tickets for $10 CAD each, up to
- Poets who have not previously won a poetry contest can purchase
Challenger's Tickets for $20 each, up to three tickets.
Submissions in a language other than English must include an English
Use of indigenous languages in the poem is acceptable, as long as
English translations are provided.
Simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this contest. You may not
submit the same poem to another publication until you are notified of the
winner on August 24, 2020.
Submit one poem for each Poetry Champions Cup 2020 Ticket you have.
Each poem must be:
- Maximum 35 lines, &
- Not simultaneously submitted elsewhere until the winner is announced.
Poetry must be submitted along with a biography and your mailing
address (including street address, city, province / state, country, and
postal code). Limit the biography to 100 words. Include social media
information to publish with your biography, if applicable.
You must also show proof that you possess the Poetry Champions Cup
Ticket(s) required to enter your poetry into the contest, as follows.
Poetry Championship Cup 2020 Tickets
Poets who have won Poetry Champions Cup Tickets in preliminary
contests have already secured entry and just need to mention the name
of the contest(s) they won when they submit. These poets also qualify to
purchase Champion's Tickets to allow additional entries, up to three
entries in total. Note: The number of Tickets that can be won is not
restricted. Review the list of preliminary contests carefully and make
sure to enter every contest you qualify for.
Poets who have won a Poetry Champions Cup preliminary contest and
poets who have won any other poetry contest previously in the history of
their career, qualify to purchase Champion's Tickets for $10 CAD each,
up to three Tickets in total. (e.g. A poet who wins one Ticket can purchase
maximum two Champion's Tickets). The poet must not be on the editorial
board of the contest or the publication that ran the contest they won.
Mention the name of the contest and publication and the date of
publication. Provide the link to the publication's website (if still active). If
the winning poem is published online, or if proof of the win is posted on
the publication's website, provide the link. If proof of your win exists only
in print, attach a photo of the publication where your win is noted. These
photos are for verification only. A quick snap with a smart phone is more
than adequate, as long as the text is readable.
Poets without a previous contest win can enter the Poetry Champions
Cup by purchasing Challenger's Tickets for $20 CAD each, up to three.
1 Ticket - $10 CAD -
2 Tickets - $20 CAD -
3 Tickets - $30 CAD -
Winning the Poetry Champions Cup 2020
Participants will be notified of the winner by email on or before Monday,
August 24, 2020. The limited-edition, mail-to-order Official Print Version
of the winning poem will be published on Monday, August 24th, 2020.
The winning poem will be published online in Wax Poetry and Art on
Monday, September 7, 2020. To read the winning poem, pre-order the
limited- edition Official Print Version (details coming soon) or visit one of
the following web pages on Monday, September 7, 2020:
Wax Poetry and Art
Wax Poetry and Art Facebook Page (external link)
Use your smart device to set a reminder to, "Check the winner of the
Poetry Champions Cup on September 7, 2020."
The winning poem wins the Grand Prize of $500 CAD plus a writing
journal, pen, commemorative gift, and additional royalties (if accrued).
The winning poet also wins one Poetry World Cup Ticket to enter the
Wax Poetry and Art Poetry World Cup 2021. More details about the
Poetry World Cup will be announced soon.
The winner grants publisher, Kirk Ramdath, the right to the first
publication of the poem, as well as the right to republish the poem in
Wax Poetry and Art anthologies, online and in print, without additional
The winner will receive a 20% royalty on all print sales, including
pre-orders, as well as a 50% royalty on electronic sales, such as of .pdf
documents and tip-jar type payments. If the winning poem is ever
collected into an online or print anthology, the same royalty rates apply,
and royalties will be shared equally among all contributors, based on
contribution, and paid out annually in January, to anyone who is owed
$10 CAD or more. The original cash prize is considered as an advance
The winner also grants the publisher the right to publish parts or all of
the work on third party platforms such as Facebook and other social
media, specifically for the purpose of sharing the work with more people,
and considering the evolving and experimental nature of the Internet.
The winner also grants publisher Kirk Ramdath the right to perform and
record an audio version of the poem and publish it in an audio and/or
video format, such as a podcast, specifically for the same purpose as
Submissions must include:
-Proof of holding the sufficient number of Poetry Champions Cup 2020
-Agreement statement: "I agree with the terms of the Poetry Champions
Cup, and to be added to the Wax Poetry and Art email list."
-Poem (titled, 35 lines maximum).
-Biography, maximum 100 words, including social media and www links
to publish, if applicable.
-Your complete postal mailing address including street address, city,
province, country, and postal code.
The entire submission including Poetry Champions Cup Ticket(s),
agreement statement, poetry, biography, and mailing address, must be
copied and pasted into the body of a single email and sent to the email
address shown below. Do not include any part of your submission in an
Use, "Poetry Champions Cup 2020" as the subject header of your
email. Send your submission by midnight of Sunday, August 2, 2020,
by email to: email@example.com.
About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, and other publications. He has been a poet and publisher
since 2005, originally in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His first book is Love
in a Handful of Dust. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
|Wax Poetry and Art Poetry Champions Cup 2020
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2 Tickets - $40 CAD -
3 Tickets - $60 CAD -
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