Competition in wake poetry
In conjunction with the inauguration of the world cup competition in winter swimming, a competition in “wake poetry” will be held, in the town of narrators, Skellefteå, where you have the chance to create a unique poem, that will be performed by you, standing in a wake in one of Sweden’s coldest river.
To attend this competition, you need to create a poem on the themes: darkness, coldness, joy and what enriches the lives of people that visit or live in our northern district.
ATTENTION! The poem must not take longer than 30 seconds to perform.
E-mail your contribution to the president of the jury, Rose-Maire Lindfors, firstname.lastname@example.org before 15:00 on Wednesday the 13th of February.
On Thursday all contributions will be reviewed by a jury, and six poems are chosen to compete in the competition “wake poetry” on Friday the 15th of February in conjunction with the inauguration that starts at 18:00.
The six finalists will perform their poems orally, standing in a wake. They need to decorate themselves with a creative warm headdress, swimsuit and shoes(if you want).
A jury, that is present at the finals, will appoint the winner. The jury has the following judgement criteria:
– How the poem in it’s whole reflects the theme
– The creative headdress
– Cool performance – how the poem is recited and performed
The competition is arranged by Mörkrets och Kylans Glada Vänner, Skelleftebygdens Berättarförening and Nordiskt Berättarcentrum