Line Up & Rules for the fabulous
2019 KURILPA POETRY CUP
Sunday 30th June, 2pm
with Feature Poet & Guest Judge
& Mystery Musician
& the unsuspected Artistry of
Master of Ceremonies
Yes once again the Kurilpa Poetry Cup is upon us,
a chance for all local Vocals & vociferous Versifiers to strut their stuff
and win fabulous prizes, including, of course,
the multi-purpose magnificence of the CUP itself,
as well as the traditional Bottle of Wine,
a Loaf of Bread & a Book of Verses,
and a small cash prize of $50,
plus a number of other subsidiary prizes to be awarded
to sundry contestants at the discretion of our esteemed Judge.
This year we are honoured to have help with the Judging duties for the KP CUP, non-other than our very own Political Firebrand and Poetic Maverick, local Greens councillor, Jonathan SRI.
Jonno has always been a keen supporter of the Kurilpa Poets and Poetry in general. Indeed, he is a polished and articulate poetic performer in his own right, and we look forward to his return appearance at the Croquet Club for the 2019 Kurilpa Poetry Cup.
Judging Poetry can be a difficult business, (Poets have been known to bve overly sensitive!) and we thank Jonno for taking the time out from his busy schedule to take on yet another “civic duty”.
The guidelines are pretty much the same as in previous years..
KURILPA POETRY CUP GUIDELINES
*There is no fee for competing in the Cup.
*Sign up is from 1.45.
*The first round will start approx 2.20.
*A number of finalists will be selected to go on to the final round, so have at least 2 two poems prepared.
*You can use props or musical instruments or assistants.
*There is not usually a time limit, but if there are a large number of entrants we may have to ration out reading time on the day. We therefore advise keeping yr poems under the 4 minute mark.
The Winning Poet will be showered with prizes, these being;
*An elegant, re-purposed Trophy (reputed to possess Mystical Powers!)
*A handsome certificate suitable for framing or wrapping fish
*$50 in cash,
and of course, the traditional
*Loaf of Bread, Jug of Wine and Book of Verses.
There will also be a Peoples Choice Award, and worthy competing Poets this year may be awarded various other trinkets for their efforts as the Judges whim or fancy dictates.
For those interested in learning more about the origins and history of this Iconic Event, the Reverend Hellfire has produced an historical monograph, which can be read