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The Science Museum Group Celebrates National Poetry Day—Terms And Conditions

The Science Museum Group is looking to provide a new, alternative way of viewing and reimagining our objects, through the mode of poetry. We want to encourage ‘slow looking’ at our objects through this creative act; with more consideration given to thoughts and feelings. We are asking poets, aspiring poets and novice poets to submit work to be published on our social media pages on National Poetry Day: Thursday 5 October 2023 (“the Project”).

Poems must be submitted to [email protected] by Sunday 24 September 2023, midnight.

Poems must be the original work of the author. As this is an opportunity for people to engage with our collection, we ask entrants in good faith not to submit AI-generated content.

Copyright in the poem submitted to the Science Museum Group (“SMG”) remains with the original author. By submitting your poem, you grant SMG a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive worldwide licence to broadcast, use and/or publish the poem or part thereof on SMG’s website and share in other electronic forms (including on social media channels), or in any of SMG’s museums for the purpose of this Project and/or in respect of any future use.

Unfortunately due to number of submissions we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful poems.

Your moral right to be acknowledged as the author of the poem in accordance with the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 shall apply. Yet, SMG may decide to not produce the poem in its entirety and may alter or edit your poem.

For further information, please email [email protected]