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Poetry, Rhyme and Rap Competition

About the competition

The Graduate School Poetry, Rhyme and Rap competition has been established to capture the doctoral experience in a light-hearted and humorous way. We are inviting current Reading doctoral researchers to submit a poem, rhyme or rap which offers an insight into the everyday life of a doctoral researcher and the doctoral experience. Students can apply individually or in groups (of up to three members).

If your entry is shortlisted you will be invited to deliver your composition at the University of Reading Doctoral Research Conference on 19 June 2019.

The competition will be judged by a panel drawn from the University of Reading's research community. The winner chosen by the Judging Panel will receive an award of £100. The winner of the People's Choice Award voted for by conference delegates will receive £50.

Eligibility - who can apply?

All current doctoral researchers, including those undertaking professional doctorates, who have not graduated before 1 June 2019.

Competition guidelines

The entry must capture your doctoral experience in a light-hearted and humorous way through the medium of poetry, rhyme or rap.

  • Each student can submit only one entry. Entries can be submitted by individual researchers or in groups (of up to three members).
  • The entry should be the original work of the entrant/s. Entries must not have been previously published.
  • All entries must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title).

If your entry is selected then you should be able to attend the conference on 19 June 2019 and deliver your composition. Entrants will be informed if their entry has been selected by 3 May 2019.

Please note if shortlisted, students may be required to undertake Graduate School promotional activities e.g. video for Graduate School website, interview for Graduate School Bulletin, etc.

Deadline for competition entry: Friday 5 April 2019


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