The panel of adjudicators selects the contest’s three top prizes; the winning poem will be awarded with a cash prize of € 1,000 and the two runners-up will be receiving prizes of EUR 200 and EUR 100 respectively. The winners will be announced and awarded their prize at an official ceremony during the 2022 Malta Book Festival taking place between 23-27 November 2022 at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali.
Complete applications, containing an application form and four copies of the submitted poem, signed only by a nom de plume, should be be sent by post to the Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest, National Book Council, Kumpless Bice Mizzi Vassallo, Triq Arnhem, Pembroke PBK 1776 by the application period deadline of Friday 19 August 2022 at midday. Applicants must also submit a scanned and signed copy of their application and the poem by email.
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