Submission Guidelines for the Poetry Champions Cup
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Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Champions Cup 2020

- The winning poet wins the Grand Prize of $1,000 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) preliminary
contest. The preliminary contests are open to submission from:
- All locations,
- North America,
- United Kingdom,
- Australia & New Zealand,
- Africa,
- India,
- Europe, &
- Caribbean.
- Continue reading this page for complete Poetry Champions Cup
guidelines. Go to the
Submissions Page for a complete list of
preliminary contests.

The Poetry Champions Cup 2020 closes on Sunday, November 15,
2020, at midnight. The winning poem will be published as a numbered,
limited-edition Poetry Card on Monday, December 7, 2020 and mailed
exclusively to persons who have
pre-ordered a copy. The winning
poem will be published online in
Wax Poetry and Art for everyone to
read on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020.

This contest is a
Wax Poetry and Art Poetry World Cup qualifying
event. The winner of this contest wins a Poetry World Cup Ticket to
compete in the inaugural
Wax Poetry and Art Poetry World Cup
(Details to be announced).

Description
Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets on Earth to compete for the
Poetry Champions Cup 2020. This contest is a truly international
poetry event. Dozens of free preliminary contests ensure that poetry
champions from around the world are represented in the main contest.

Submission Guidelines
Please read these submission guidelines carefully. Adherence to the
submission guidelines is now part of the review process. Participants
will receive email acknowledgement that their submission has been
received. Incomplete or improperly formatted submissions will be
disqualified at the beginning of the review process. Therefore, you must
ensure that you follow these guidelines carefully.

To send a corrected or new submission, simply send an entirely new
submission, prior to the submission deadline. Your previous entry will
be discarded and your most recent submission will be used for the
contest.

You must agree with the terms on this page in order to submit poetry to
this project. Your submission will be taken as proof of your agreement
and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to
proceed.

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 may add "info@waxpoetryart.com" to your saved
email addresses.

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, November 15,
2020 at midnight.

To enter the Poetry Champions Cup 2020, you need a Poetry
Champions Cup 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 free preliminary contests.
- Poets who have previously won a contest held by a
Wax Poetry and
Art
publication can purchase Champion's Tickets for $10 CAD each, up
to three tickets.
- Poets who have not previously won a
Wax Poetry and Art contest may
purchase Challenger's Tickets for $20 CAD each, up to three tickets.

Submissions must be primarily in 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(s) to another publication until you are
notified of the winner on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Submit one poem for each Poetry Champions Cup 2020 Ticket you
have purchased and / or won.
Each poem must be:
- Original,
- Unpublished,
- Titled,
- Maximum 35 lines, &
- Not simultaneously submitted elsewhere until the winner is announced.

Further clarifications:
- Do not quote any text created by another person.
- For this contest, "Unpublished" means not previously published in
any print or electronic publication, not published on any website or
blog, not posted on social media, and never performed at a poetry
reading. If you are a preliminary contest winner, do not submit your
preliminary contest-winning poem, as that will result in an automatic
disqualification.
- The maximum number of 35 lines includes line spaces and title.
The title and first line space comprise the first two of 35 permitted lines.

If you are submitting more than one poem to this contest, you must
submit each poem individually, with a separate submission for each
poem.

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 you wish to share that
information (artist's website, Instagram, etc.).

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.

Champion's Tickets
Poets who have won a Poetry Champions Cup preliminary contest
and poets who have won any contest held by a
Wax Poetry and Art
publication 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).

Challenger's Tickets
Poets without a previous Wax Poetry and Art contest win can enter the
Poetry Champions Cup by purchasing Challenger's Tickets for $20 CAD
each, up to three.

Champion's Tickets
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,
December 7, 2020. Pre-orders of the numbered, limited-edition Poetry
Card of the winning poem will be mailed out on December 7, 2020.
The winning poem will be published online in
Wax Poetry and Art for
everyone on Earth to read on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020.
To read the winning poem,
pre-order the numbered, limited-edition
Poetry Card or visit one of the following web pages on Christmas Day,
December 25, 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 Christmas Day 2020."

Click here to pre-order your copy of the numbered, limited-edition
Poetry Card for the winning poem of the Poetry Champions Cup 2020.
Reduced price until July 5, 2020.

The winning poem wins the Grand Prize of $1,000 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. 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
permission required.

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 an advance royalty
payment.

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
above.

The editor reserves the right to make whatever changes are deemed
necessary, at any time, to ensure that publication occurs. Unless an
error has been made, the editor's decision is final.

Submissions must include:
-Proof of holding the sufficient number of Poetry Champions Cup 2020
Tickets.
-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 to publish, if
applicable.
-Your complete postal mailing address including street address, city,
province / state, 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
attachment.

Use, "Poetry Champions Cup 2020" as the subject header of your
email. Send your submission by midnight of Sunday, November 15, 2020,
by email to: info@waxpoetryart.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. Kirk
now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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