Submissions for 2020

Call for Submission

Rules and Regulations


  1. Only Work Permit/ Special Pass holders are eligible

  2. Each participant can submit 1 poem in any language

  3. Only original works will be considered

  4. Last date for submission: 30th September 2020 (11:59 PM)

  5. Judges will shortlist entries by 30th October

  6. Selected finalists will have to recite their shortlisted poems in a public event on 29th November 2020 for final judging

  7. Submission to be sent by email (

  8. Please indicate your name, nationality, mobile number and work permit/ S Pass number in the submission email

  9. Entrants retain the copyright, the organizer retains the rights to publish and distribute any submitted poem and their translations

  10. Winners (1st prize only) from 2014 - 2019 are not allowed to submit


Prizes for the contest

1st Prize: SGD 1000
2nd Prize: SGD 500
3rd Prize: SGD 300
Consolation prizes; trophies and certificates
Best entries will be considered for publication

The Migrant Worker Poetry Contest Organizing Committee comprises of a group of volunteers: Shivaji Das, Vishal Daryanomel, Gopika Jadeja, Noreen, Ting Mak Yu, Rolinda Onates Espanola, Ohim Rohimah, Yolanda Yu, AKM Mohsin, and Abhineet Kaul.

© 2019 by Abhineet Kaul

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