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Competitions

  • Many poets send their poems to competitions. This can be a good way to find out what other people think of your writing.
  • We add competitions to this list when organisers send us information.
  • To enter the competition, send a stamped addressed envelope to the competition's address, and they will send you an entry form, or ask for an entry form by phone or email.
  • The Poetry Library accepts no liability in connection with the information contained in the list [boring adult stuff!]

'At War' Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 11-Nov-14

Details:
Inspired by the First World War centenary, online arts magazine Arts Award Voice (artsawardvoice.com) has launched the 'At War' Poetry Competition. We are asking young writers to submit original poems on the theme 'At War' - from the Great War to the Iraq War, racism to fights with your mum. There will be two categories (11-16 and 17-22), and there is no length limit to submissions. Judges: Joelle Taylor, Kat Francois and Caroline Bray. Prizes: The prize includes feedback from the judges for the winning poems. Winners will receive a National Art Pass, and we will also publish a selection of poems in a commemorative e-book which will have a small print run, with winners receiving a copy.
Entry Fee: £0

Contact: For more information see website: http://www.artsawardvoice.com/magazine/articles/general-features/war-poetry-competition-
Contact email:voice@artsaward.org.uk

Young Artists' and Writers' Competition - The Bramley Legacy in Pictures and Poetry | Closing Date: 19-Dec-14

Details:
An Anglo-Japanese creative project. Ages 5- 18. Opportunity to take part for free in a competition to celebrate the history and legacy of an apple. The Bramley Apple! Your work could be showcased on the Japan400 Plymouth website and may win one of a selection of prizes, including the first prize, one night's stay at the award-winning DeVere Venues Orchard Hotel. Entrants must illustrate any event from the Bramley Apple story or write a poem about it. Your poem can be a haiku, but it could be a Limerick or free verse - the choice is yours! It can be written either in English or Japanese.
Entry Fee: £0

Contact: If you have any questions, please email schoolexperience@plymouth.ac.uk . For further information, visit the Bramley Apple website (http://www.bramleyapples.co.uk/). There is no entry fee for this competition, but entries are limited to one illustration and one poem  per person and we can only receive emailed entries.


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