Rules

  1. Poem must be in English and Hindi.

  2. The competition is open to Indian nationals.

  3. You must be 14 years and above.

  4. Poem should be original work of the participant.

  5. Any length and style of poetry is accepted.

  6. Previously published poems are allowed.

  7. Entry fee is INR 400 for one poem, INR 1000 for three poems, INR 1500 for five poems and INR 2500 for ten poems.

  8. Beginners are encouraged to participate.

  9. Copyright of the poem remains with the author.

 
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1. Can I submit in languages other than English and Hindi?

Yes. If you write in any of these regional languages: Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi , Malyalam, Telugu, Oriya, Assamese, Gujurati; you have the opportunity to submit poems under the Regional Languages Competition, awarding a cumulative sum of One Lakh Rupees. Please click here for details.

2. I am below 14 years old. How can I participate?

If you are a poet below the age of 14, you can participate in Junior Poetry Competition, distributing prizes worth 50 Thousand Rupees. Please click here for details.

3. Can I submit poems already posted on my personal blog/instagram/facebook page? 

Yes, previously published poems are allowed. 

2. What themes of poetry do you accept?

We welcome all themes of poetry. The most common themes that we receive are love and heartbreak, loneliness, nature, the highs and lows of everyday life, family, friendship and dreams. 

3. Do I have to recite my poem somewhere?

No,  this is a written competition only. You don't have to recite or perform the poem.

4. Do I have to come to Delhi to receive my prize money?

No, you don't have to travel to Delhi to receive your prize money. We wire the money to the winners' bank accounts. 

5. Are participants allowed to send multiple entries?

Yes, of course. Participants can send as many as entries as they like by paying the respective entry fee.

6. Can I win more than one award? 

Poems are judged individually. Each poem is eligible to win an award, hence a single poet may win more than one prize. 

7. What is the deadline to participate in Wingword Poetry Competition 2019 and what is the entry fee structure?

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Deadlines

Early Deadline: The first stage of the competition accepts entries until October 20th 2019. During this period, the entry fee is Rs 400 for one poem, Rs 1000 for three poems, Rs 1500 for five poems and Rs 2500 for ten poems.

Regular Deadline: The middle stage of the competition accepts entries until January 12th 2020. During this period, the entry fee is Rs 450 for one poem, Rs 1200 for three poems, Rs 2000 for five poems and Rs 3000 for ten poems.

Final Deadline: The final stage of the competition accepts entries until February 2nd 2020. During this period, the entry fee is Rs 500 for one poem, Rs 1300 for three poems, Rs 2200 for five poems and Rs 4000 for ten poems.

The results will be announced on February 28th 2020. Winners will be notified & results posted on website www.wingword.in

8. What is the procedure to participate in Wingword Poetry Competition?

It’s really simple. First you have to pay the entry fee. Then, you will receive the online link to the submission form. You can type/paste your poems here and submit them to the competition.