Passing this on, courtesy Sridala Swami:

The inaugural Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize.

The Prize was instituted by the Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust to recognize excellence in poetry written in English and is being administered jointly by the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. The prize consisting of a cash award of Rs.10, 000 and a citation will be presented annually at a literary event in Hyderabad in the month of October. The entries will be judged by a distinguished jury of poets and literary personalities.

Entries are invited from any Indian citizens between 20-40 years old who write poetry in English.

Entries must include –

1) Five different poems.

2) Evidence of age.

3) Complete contact information (including all phone numbers and email addresses).

Please Note:

Do Not Put Your Name on the Poems to be Submitted to the Jury Members.

Entries from Indian citizens between the ages of 20 and 40.

Deadline: September 1, 2009

Entries must reach

Dr. Aparna Rayaprol

Conveynor, Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize

C/O Study in India Program

University of Hyderabad

Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 046

Email: rayaproltrust@gmail.com

The winner will be announced by the first week of October. Arrangements will be made by the Trust and the Department of English Hyderabad for the winning poet’s travel and accommodation.

The Srinivas Rayaprol Trust was started in the year 2000 to perpetuate the memory of the poet and to promote Indian Writing in English. Srinivas Rayaprol (1925 – 1998), son of the famous Telegu poet Rayaprolu Subba Rao, is considered one of the significant personalities of early Indian English poetry. His major poetry volumes are Bones and Distances, Married Love and Other Poems and Selected Poems, all published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata.