Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Inaugural Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize

Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize


Call for Entries

Entries are invited from young poets in India writing in English for the inaugural

Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize.

The Prize was instituted by the Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust to recognize excellence in poetry written in English and is being administered jointly by the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. The prize consisting of a cash award of Rs.10, 000 and a citation will be presented annually at a literary event in Hyderabad in the month of October. The entries will be judged by a distinguished jury of poets and literary personalities.

Entries are invited from all Indian citizens between 20-40 years old and writing poetry in English.

Entries must include:

1. Five (5) different poems written by the applicant;
2. Evidence of age
3. Complete contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)

Note: Please do not put your name on the poems to be submitted to the jury members.

Entries must reach:

Dr. Aparna Rayaprol

Convener, Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize

c/o Study in India Program

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad 500046

Deadline: September 1, 2009

The winner will be announced latest by the first week of October and arrangements for the travel and accommodation for the person chosen for the award will be made by the Trust and the Department of English, University of Hyderabad.

The Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust was started in the year 2000 to perpetuate the memory of the poet and also promote Indian writing in English. Srinivas Rayaprol (1925-1998), the son of the famous Telugu poet Rayaprolu Subba Rao, is considered one of the significant personalities of the early Indian English Poetry in India. His three major volumes of poetry are Bones and Distances, Married Love and Other Poems, and Selected Poems, all published by Writers’ Workshop in Calcutta.

Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust Department of English, University of Hyderabad


Falstaff said...

Who or what is a literary personality?

/word verification (aptly enough): cinick

Space Bar said...

nice wv! i wish we could have the choosing of them.

Jack said...

Thanks for the information.

sudheerkumar said...

will there b any participation certificates for the entries
would anyone plz let me know?

Anubhav said...

I am really and very sincerely interested in participating but the only problem is that I am only 17 years of age. However, I love writing poetry and would deeply appreciate the chance to present my poetry through such a portal, given the oppurtuniity to compete. Please consider a waiver.

Space Bar said...

Sudheerkuar/Anubhav: I am afraid I am just another person who has passed on the info. For some stange reason the University site has picked up my post as 'Official Website', though I have told them it's nothing of the sort.

I suggest you address your queries/suggestions/requests to the email address provided in the post. I have nothing to do with the prize.