Entries Are Now Open for the Antarctic Poetry Exhibition

ATTN: Poets

We’re putting on a poetry exhibition in the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica and we want your work.

We’re accepting work that is either directly or abstractly inspired by the Antarctic e.g the climate, humanity, ice, isolation, science, survival, connection etc.

You will have informally exhibit your poem somewhere publicly in your part of the world as well. You will then have to take a photo of the poem in that particular place and write a short extract to explain the significance of the place – whether personal/scientific/other as part of your entry.

We’ll then take an image of the poem in the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station as well and make a digital poetry exhibition featuring images of the chosen poems in both settings.

Entry Requirements

  • The poem must be thematically linked with the Antarctic − either abstractly or directly. (E.g. climate change, penguins, Shackleton’s journey, loneliness etc.)
  • Entries must be submitted as PDF/Word documents.
  • Please include your name and location in your entry and, if you wish, a short blurb (150 words or less) explaining the inspiration behind your work.
  • Entries may be in any language, but will have to be accompanied by an accurate English translation.
  • The poem must be able to fit on an A4 page (for printing out in the Antarctic).
  • Maximum three submission per person.
  • Alongside the poem, you must submit a photograph of your poem displayed somewhere publicly as well. The place you choose should have some significance to you personally/to the poem. Include a blurb of 150 words or less explaining the place’s meaning.

Submissions are due at the end of August. Selected entries will be displayed around the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station over the upcoming Antarctic summer. Please email antarcticpoetry@gmail.com with your entry.

Please note that this is a collaboration outside of the traditional Antarctic artist programme framework.