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The Shang Shung Institute U.K. is delighted to announce

its 3rd online international art competition and its first poetry competition.



Winners will be announced by Losar 2024

February 10th, 2024 (Tibetan New Year)


1) 250$ FIRST PRIZE.




Winning powems will be published in

Yeshe: A Journal of Tibetan Literature, Arts and Humanities.



We are  honoured to collaborate with two distinguished writers who will be the judges for our poetry competition.

Geshe Beri Jigme Wangyal

Geshe Beri Jigme Wangyal is Senior Lecturer at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Saranath, India, where he is also the head of the Centre for Tibetan Literature. He has published over 31 books on Tibetan poetry and Literature, History and Buddhist Philosophy.

Bhuchung D Sonam

Bhuchung D Sonam

Bhuchung D Sonam is a poet, writer, translator and publisher. His books include Songs from Dewachen and Yak Horns:

Notes on Contemporary Tibetan Writing, Music and Film & Politics. He has edited Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry, and has compiled and translated Burning the Sun's Braids: New Poetry from Tibet. He is a founding member of TibetWrites and its imprint Blackneck Books.

His writings are published in the Journal of Indian Literature, HIMAL Southasian, Hindustan Times and Tibetan Review among others.

In June 2022, he was awarded the Ostana Prize Youth Award in the category of 'Writings in Mother Tongue' for his literary contributions.

Thank you for writing and sharing so many wonderful poems with us!



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