Competition one – The Clerihew (ish) – Now Open


It’s St David’s Day or “Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant” in my mother tongue, so I feel it’s necessary to celebrate the occasion by kicking off a competition.

After much (at least 10 minutes) careful consideration I’ve decided to extend the scope of the first ever TAPP competition, by bending the interpretation of ‘clerihew’ slightly. This means that competition entries will not have to adhere strictly to the clerihew’s classical definition i.e. a four line poem with AABB rhyme scheme. Though, obviously those that do are more than welcome. All entries will need to comply with the following rules to be in with a chance of winning:

  • The poem must be biographical
  • The poem can be about someone from history or the present day, but they must be somebody famous – so not somebody that made a single appearance on opportunity knocks in 1978.
  • The poem can be in any form – Cinquain, Limerick etc as long as it is not more than 8 lines long.
  • The poem should rhyme, but can have any rhyme scheme.
  • All entries must comply with the general submission guidelines with regards to copyright.
  • All entries are to be e-mailed using the e-mail address at the bottom of the submission guidelines page with Competition 1 in the title of the e-mail.
  • Entries must be received by the end of May 31st 2013.
  • The winner will be announced on this website by the end of June.
  • There is only one single prize of an amazon voucher equivalent in value to £20
  • Entry is free.
  • You can make as many entries as you like.

I now declare Tapp Competition Number 1 open – Good luck.


About Coach D

Running Coach and experienced distance runner.
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2 Responses to Competition one – The Clerihew (ish) – Now Open

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