Artlyst Art to Poetry Award FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award.  If you have any other queries please email us at [email protected]

How do I enter the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award?

Online, via The Poetry Society’s Submittable platform – click here.  If you do not have a Submittable account, you will need to create one but this done by completing a short and simple form.

Can I enter by post?

No, entries to the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award are only online, via The Poetry Society’s Submittable account.

What details should I give about the artwork that has inspired my poem?

Each poem should be accompanied by the name of the artwork, the name of the artist, and the medium (e.g. painting, sculpture). To assist the judges identifying the artwork, the entrant may also include the date the artwork was created and a weblink to the artwork. You should include these details on the same document as your poem.  If you are shortlisted, the judges may ask for additional information to ascertain the original image.

What is considered to be art?

Entries must be inspired by a specific artwork, that is or has been exhibited in an art space, such as a gallery, sculpture park or online exhibition. This could for instance be in the form of an installation, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, print, and photograph.

Where can I get some inspiration?

Visit an art exhibition! The Artlyst website is the UK’s leading art information website and features the latest UK arts news: www.artlyst.com

I have submitted and paid for my poem on Submittable but have forgotten to include details about the artwork that inspired the poem.  What should I do?

If you have forgotten to include details about the artwork that inspired your work, please email [email protected] with the header ‘Artlyst Art to Poetry Award’ and include your name, the title of your poem and the details of the artwork that you would like included.  We will then add these details to your Submittable entry.