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VVV (Verses Versus Verses) Battle of the Bards - Competition Rules

  • Rules
  • Eligibility
  • Copyright
  • Judging
  • Prizes
  • Important
  • Entry Form
  • Applicant must be a member of ELSL. If you don't have an account, create your free profile prior to sending your entry
  • Closing date for receipt of entries is 30th November 2020, (00.00, GMT+5.30)
  • You can write on any subject and there is no line limit. 
  • Any poetic genre is allowed (eg. Free verse, sonnet, ode)
  • Language - English
  • Font - Times New Roman
  • Font size - Heading 14, Body 12
  • Font colour - Black (only)
  • Background - White (only)
  • Allowed formats - Word documents (.docx)
  • No corrections can be made after receipt.
  • The Prizes are open to anyone 
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.
  • One poem is allowed for one entrant.
 
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but ELSL will
have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems in any relevant promotional material.
  

ELSL staff functions as the judge board. The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.

1st Place

  • 100 ELSL Coins
  • VVV 2020 1st place Insignia
  • VVV 2020  1st place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning poem will be published in the home page till next competition
  • The winner instantly climbs up Five ranks.
  • Winning poem will be selected to be sent to the world poetry competition (1st place cash prize of €6000/Rs.1300000)*

2nd Place

  • 50 ELSL Coins
  • VVV 2020 2nd place Insignia
  • VVV 2020  2nd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Runner-up poem will be published in the home page till next competition
  • Instantly climbs up Three ranks.
  • Runner-up  poem will be selected to be sent to the world poetry competition (1st place cash prize of €6000/Rs.1300000)*

3rd Place

  • 25 ELSL Coins
  • VVV 2020 3rd place Insignia
  • VVV 2020  3rd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • The 3rd place winner instantly climbs up One rank.
  • The 3rd place winner's poem will be selected to be sent to the world poetry competition (1st place cash prize of €6000/Rs.1300000)*

*Terms and conditions apply

Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry
requirements will result in disqualification.


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