Poets could do verse than win £1,000
1:30pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Latest News
A POEM about Swindon could win £1,000 in a poetry competition. Entry is free and anyone, young or old, can have a go – beginners too.
The best poem will win £1,000 cash and contestants can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as one line) and 160 words long.
“It can even be about something or someone from the poet’s home area,” said a United Press spokesman. “We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we’re expecting some great entries from readers. The contest is designed to encourage ordinary people to write poetry.
“Last year’s winner was from Coalville and previous winners have come from Surrey, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Oxford, Stafford, Rotherham and Greater Manchester. Maybe this year the £1,000 will go to a poet from Swindon or a neighbouring town. Winning poems have been about a river, a tower, a local character, village life and local history.”
The closing date is December 31.
Send a poem about Swindon to ‘Local Poem’ by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB.
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