Avbob Poetry Mini-Competition Calls for Submissions

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Have you ever swiped left or right based on an image? Have you ever stepped toward a perfect stranger or leaned away from a family member in a rushed moment?

The Avbob Poetry mini-competition invites you to look at the same  person in three different ways, in a SINGLE cohesive poem no longer than 250 words. This could be someone you know or a total stranger. It could be a friend, foe or the most familiar face of all – yourself!

Show the judges how snap judgements or long-held beliefs can change. Reveal the good, the bad, and the ordinary that lie beneath the surface of an individual. Waltz. Trio. Triple trouble and delight.

Play with this idea and bring to light your original interpretation of this mini competition’s theme: THREE WAYS TO LOOK AT SOMEONE.

The judges await the best submissions in ENGLISH only. Three talented poets stand a chance to win one of three cash prizes (R1000, R700 or R300).

Submit up to TWO separate poems as Word documents or plain text by 23:59 on 8 May 2024 via email: social@avbobpoetry.co.za

Winners will be announced on 31 May 2024.

Be sure to read and accept the competition rules on their website www.avbobpoetry.co.za and send them your most moving poems.


Bakare Oluwatobiloba

I write to educate, motivate and define history with literature. Just being me!