Do you enjoy poetry? Write a poem for Fenland!

Enter this annual competition for the coveted title of Fenland Poet Laureate and share your passion for poetry! We are looking for poems that represent and relate to the theme of ‘Fenland’. You can interpret the theme as broadly as you like.

Winning the honorary title of Fenland Poet Laureate for the year is recognition of talent as well as being a great way to be involved in your local community. The winner will have the opportunity to write about local events throughout the year and present poems for special occasions, working with local partner organisations to develop ideas for bringing poetry and Fenland together.

Entry Fees: It is free to enter!

Categories: Young (10-17) and Adult (18+)

 

Deadline for entries: midnight on Friday 27th January 2017.

Shortlisted poets will be contacted by Sunday 26th February 2017. Shortlisted adult entrants will be asked to submit a short plan (no more than half a side of A4) of what they would do with their year as Laureate if they win. All shortlisted poets will be invited to read their poem at an awards ceremony in March Town Hall on 31st March 2017. 

 

Conditions of Entry: Your poem should be no longer than 40 lines, and fit on one side of A4 paper when printed in a font no smaller than 10 pt. All entrants must live, work or study in Fenland. We can only accept one poem per entrant and this poem must be previously unpublished. Follow the link here to see a map of Fenland as defined for this competition.

Submission by e-mail: Please send your poem as an attachment (.doc, .rtf or .pdf) to fenlandpoetlaureate@gmail.com.

Do not include your name on the attachment. Please include the following information in the body of your e-mail: your name, the title of your poem, your telephone number, your address, your age (for adults, simply state '18+'), and confirmation that you live, work or study in Fenland.

Submission by post: Please post your poem to ADeC, The Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU along with a separate covering letter including the following details: your name, the title of your poem, your telephone number, your address, your age (for adults, simply state '18+'), and confirmation that you live, work or study in Fenland.

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