Saturday, 24 March 2012

Welcome to Britain

Pull up a chair
Have a cup of tea
Is my crown on straight?

Buxton Poetry Competition.  This annual contest from the High Peaks, presented by Buxton Festival and the University of Derby, is for poems of up to 40 lines on the subject of ‘Welcome to Britain’.  
Deadline: 6 April

Prizes: Open Category (19 and over) - £300, £200, £100.  Young People (12 - 18) and Children’s categories - book tokens.  

The 15 finalists will be invited to an Awards Event at the Devonshire Dome during Buxton Festival 2012.  

Their entries will be displayed at the Dome throughout the Festival (7 - 25 July 2012).
Entry Fee: Open Category (19 and over) - £5.  

Young People and Children - free.

Link here 

Check out the statement

"We're sure this year's theme will bring in a really broad range of poems, reflecting our very varied society and great heritage. Poems that focus on a particular place or figure from history maybe, or on some British invention or (especially this Olympic year) the sports and games we play; even our distinctive (for better or worse) food and drink - even the weather! - any or all of these subjects might make a winning poem."

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