Monday, 2 November 2009

FREE Adoption Week Poetry Competition

From Adoption Matters Northwest, some last minute news about a FREE to enter poetry competition for unpublished poems...

We’re offering a creative challenge for adults and children of all ages across the North West to prepare and submit a poem of 20 lines or less in any format or style on the theme of ‘Family’, reflecting the importance of family and family life.

This competition is running across Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester and Lancashire with the contributions to be judged in two age groups – over 18s and 17 years and younger.

Winners for each area and each age group will be chosen for creativity and content by a panel including local representatives for each area such as Cheshire’s current Poet Laureate, W Terry Fox

Each lucky winner will win £50 in high street vouchers, get their poems published on our website, and submitted to the local and national media as part of the National Adoption Week (9-15 November) media campaign.

Highly commended entrants will also be invited to a VIP invitation-only poetry evening in Chester during National Adoption Week to hear selections of the poems entered in the competition read out by performers and listen to the first public performance of a poem written specially for the event by W Terry Fox.

Closing date for the competition is Tuesday 3 November. Entries can be emailed to or posted to:

Adoption Poetry competition, De Winter PR
Fidelity House
12a Stocks Lane
Chester CH3 5TF

Please make sure that all entries are clearly marked with the writer’s name and contact details and that they are happy to be involved in publicity activity. For further details, contact Emma on 01244 320677.

NB Poems can be in any style and should be under 20 lines in length. Contributions must be previously unpublished.

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