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  • 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!]

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

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 . For further information, visit the Bramley Apple website ( 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.

The Corinium Museum Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 06-Feb-15

Poems of up to 40 lines inspired by an object displayed or theme interpreted at the museum. Prizes: The winner of each category will receive a season ticket to the museum valid for a year. Winning poems will be displayed in the museum and published on the museum website. Highly commended poems will also be displayed in the museum and may be published on the museum website. Judge: Hilda Sheehan. Categories: 16 years old and above, 11-15 years old, Under 11s.
Entry Fee: £0

Contact: For more information and entry see the website:

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