Competition Poetry In Ice-hole


In connection with the opening of the winter swimming, a competition in "Poetry In ice-hole" is also held in the City of Storytellers, Skellefteå. Here you have the chance to create a unique poem which you can then perform, standing in a wake in Sweden's coldest river.

When registration opens, you can submit your contribution to the competition in Vakpoesi. The competition is arranged during the opening of the winter swimming on Friday, February 10. The theme is joy, darkness, and cold.

We want your contribution by Friday, February 3 at the latest. A jury selects the six entries which then participate in the competition "Vakpoesi. No later than one week before the opening, you will receive an answer if you are accepted and the finalists will participate in the opening of the Winter Swim.

The six finalists must orally perform the poem standing on an ice rink. They should be adorned with a creative warm headdress, swimwear, and shoes (if desired). The poem may take a maximum30 of seconds to perform.

It is a jury that selects the winner and we judge based on these criteria:

  • How the poem as a whole reflects the theme
  • The creative outfit
  • Cool performance – how the poem is performed

The competition is organized by the Association of Happy Friends of the Dark and the Cold.

Register here.

Warm welcome!