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Help for Heroes Poetry Competition

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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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The Enfield Mayor’s Poetry Competition

I’ve just come back from visiting my mother-in-law in North London.  She took me to see the lovely new library in Enfield and whilst I was there I picked up some information on The Enfield Mayor’s Poetry Competition with a £500 first prize. There is £200 and £100 for second and third places plus a special prize of £50 for a poem using Enfield as its theme. The closing date for the competition is 31st January 2011 and it will be judged by Mario Petrucci.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Poems must be previously unpublished and not exceed 50 lines. Entries should not identify the author but a cover sheet should be included giving contact details. No entry form is required. The entry fee is £3 per poem or £10 for 4 poems. Full details and comprehensive rules (including where to send your poems) can be found by clicking here.

The purpose of the competition is to raise funds for the mayor’s charity appeal which, this year, is supporting the arts in Enfield.

Best of luck to all you poets out there!


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