Competition in poetry

In connection to the winter swimming there will be arranged a competition in ice-hole poetry as well. In this competition you’ll get the chance to present your own poem, standing in an ice-hole in “Skellefteälven”. The competition will be held during the open ceremony of the Winter swimming championship on Friday the 9th of February. The theme is joy, darkness och cold. 

We want your contribution no later than Friday the 2 of February. A jury selects the six entries that then participate in the competition “Ice-hole poetry”. No later than one week before the open ceremony, you will receive an answer if you have been accepted and the finalists participate in the open ceremony of the Winter Swimming.

The 6 finalists will read their poem standing in an ice-hole. They shall each decorate themselves with a creative warm head gear, swimsuit and shoes (if wanted). It may not take longer than 30 seconds to read the poem.

At the finals a jury will elect the winner and will judge according to the following criteria:

  • How well the poem reflects the theme
  • The creative outfit
  • Cool performance – how the poem was performed

The competition is arranged by Mörkrets och Kylans Glada Vänner Skelleftebygdens Berättarförening together with Skelleftebygdens Berättarförening.

Warm welcome!