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Local Poetry Contest

Local Poetry Contest

NZ-based web development company, IT Itch, invites entries for its inaugural prize in web poetry. Designed as an opportunity for amateur digital communicators to share their work and for tech-minded professionals to dabble in a creative art-form, the prize is open to everyone.

Submitted poems must be about this year’s theme – Search Engines – but poets are free to use whatever style they choose.

"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of IT," says IT Itch Managing Director Christopher Berg. "Poetry is a search for ways of communicating and we are desperately in need of new ways to communicate about technical topics. With this prize we are hoping to share the burden of our poetic pains, throw a few stones into the information technology mineshaft and listen for the reverberations. Our ultimate aim is to make IT more easily understandable and accessible to everyone – we would far rather have poets writing our user manuals than tech-geeks."

There is no cost to enter the poetry competition and the winner will receive a cash prize of $300. For a full list of terms and conditions visit: and search for "poetry competition".


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