Thursday, 15 October 2009

BUXTON'S third annual poetry competition

The competition's theme in 2010 is 'A Breath of Fresh Air.'

Poets of all ages are welcome to enter – there are three categories:
- Open Poetry for poets 19 and over,
- Young People's for budding poets between 12 and 18,
- Children's Poetry for the 11`and under.

The competition, run in collaboration between Buxton Festival and the University of Derby, has inspired over 3,000 poems since it began in 2007. Entries have come from all over the world including America, New Zealand and Europe.

Judges: husband and wife team Peter and Ann Sansom. Peter and Ann are both published poets with experience in all aspects of poetry from writing and performing to editing and teaching.

Deadline: April 1 2010.

Website here where you can get the entry form.

Maximum three poems per entrant

Prizes: £300 first prize then £200, £100. 15 finalists will have their poems displayed at the festival and invited to the awards.

Fee: £5. Young people and children's entries are free.

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