How to Enter

How to enter

This is how to enter for the AVBOB Poetry Competition:

Fill your paper with the rhythms of your heart...

Then follow these four easy steps:

  1. Register your profile
Simply click on Register and follow the prompts to register your profile online.
  1. Get to know the legal jargon
Be sure to familiarise yourself fully with all the nitty gritty in the Legal documents section on this website so that you're ready to accept the terms and conditions of the Competition rules when you submit your poem.
  1. Check the editorial guidelines
Read the Editorial guidelines and evaluation criteria carefully so that you can align your
poem accordingly.
  1. Write and submit your poem
Craft your poem and submit your entry online. During the online submission process, you will automatically be prompted to insert the relevant personal details, select your language and choose the category for entry.

Watch the video


Poem title: Look, Hlegiwe
Hlengiwe, look, I might not have a calabash of them sweet words, Especially the kind that Mtho used to tell you Before he left you for Skho. I know I...

View poem
Poem title: Ster
In die donker was jou kyk immer iewers ver, aan't soek na die flikkering van 'n helder ster nou het jy in die firmament verskiet en my oë bly staa...

View poem