Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions

  1. The ‘Research in Verse’ poetry competition is open to all current staff and postgraduate research students of the University of Liverpool.
  2. The competition will close at 23:59 on Monday 7th June 2021. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.
  3. Submissions must be sent to writingcomp@liverpool.ac.uk unless otherwise agreed in writing by the competition organisers.
  4. The maximum poem length is 40 lines. If any poems exceed this length then only the first 40 lines will be considered. There is no minimum poem length.
  5. Submissions must be written in English.
  6. Submissions must be entirely the work of the competition entrant.
  7. Submissions will be judged by Prof Greg Lynall, Prof Deryn Rees-Jones, Dr Sam Illingworth, Dr Sam Solnick & Dr Andrew Holmes.
  8. Members of the judging panel are not eligible to enter the competition.
  9. All submissions will be anonymised before being made available to the judging panel.
  10. Only one submission is permitted per entrant.
  11. The prizes are as described on the competition webpage. 
  12. All runners up and any other submissions which the judging panel deem of interest will be hosted online.
  13. Authors will retain the copyright of their work but agree to grant the University of Liverpool perpetual, non-exclusive licence to publish the work in all formats.
  14. For all questions about the poetry competition please contact writingcomp@liverpool.ac.uk