Help for Heroes Poetry Competition

Help for Heroes Sign at the Defence Medical Re...

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When entering a writing competition it’s nice to think that your entry fee has gone to a worthy cause – it softens the blow of not making it to the short-list!

The Help For Heroes charity is running a poetry competition. First prize is £250 in Primark vouchers and there is no fixed entry fee but entrants are asked to donate at least a pound per poem and all money raised will go to the charity.

The judge is Peter Quinn, managing director of United Press and he is asking for, ” …poems related to Help for Heroes. It could be a poem about an individual or it could be a poem with a message.”

The winner will also have their poem published in a general collection of modern poetry and will receive a free copy of the book as well as attending a prize presentation.

The closing date is November 11th 2011 and full details on how to enter can be found here.

This is a cheap to enter competition for a worthy cause – why not give it a go?

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  1. #1 by susanjanejones on July 14, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Hi Sally,
    This looks good. I have a poem in one of United Press’s Anthologys. My small world where we were asked to write about our home town. Will have a go at this one, thanks for pointing it out.

  2. #2 by Baggy on July 14, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    What a wonderful idea. I’m going to have a go, or two.

    • #3 by Sally Jenkins on July 14, 2011 - 7:29 pm

      Susan and Baggy – Best of Luck to both of you!

  3. #4 by Shirley on July 15, 2011 - 6:38 am

    I have a poem ready! Thanks for this

    • #5 by Sally Jenkins on July 15, 2011 - 12:19 pm

      Glad you found it useful, Shirley – and let us know if you win!

  4. #6 by ckandrew on July 17, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    Thank you for alerting me to this one, Sally. I’m crap at poetry but for this cause I’ll give it a whirl

    • #7 by Sally Jenkins on July 17, 2011 - 5:49 pm

      I’m hopeless at poetry too, Ceka, but think I might try and put something together for this – if nothing else, it’ll be a good writing excercise!

  5. #8 by hannah on October 29, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    My daughter has written a beautiful poem about the soldiers and is called the hero. We would love to enter into the competition and if possible send a postal order instead of a cheque.

    • #9 by Sally Jenkins on October 30, 2011 - 5:24 pm

      Hannah – I’m not involved in the competition, I have merely publicised it. You will need to contact the organisers direct with any questions. Good Luck to your daughter!

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