Still time to rhyme - Fenland Poet Laureate competition closes at end of month

The search is on for the new Fenland Poet Laureate

The search is on for the new Fenland Poet Laureate - Credit: Archant

Entries are still open for the Fenland Poet Laureate competition.

If you’re inspired by the Fens then write a poem. It’s free to enter and the winner will be crowned Fenland Poet Laureate 2015.

Winning the title is a recognition of talent as well as an opportunity to engage with the local community and develop your career as a poet.

Competition organisers are looking for poems that represent and relate to theme Fenland which can be interpreted in any way you choose.

First, second and third places will be awarded to three poets in both the adult (18+) category and the young (10-17) category.


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Certificates of achievement will be given to all shortlisted and commended entrants.

All shortlisted and commended poets will be invited to the awards evening on Friday March 27 at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

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Deadlines is midnight on Friday January 30.

Poems should be no longer than 40 lines, and typed on a single side of A4 paper.

All entrants must live, work, or study in the Fens and judges can only accept one poem per entrant, which must be previously unpublished.

Please send your poem, along with a cover email with your name, email address, telephone number, address, age group entered (10-17, or 18+) and the title of the poem to: fenlandpoetlaureate@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can pick up an entry form from your local library or museum and post your entry to Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech, PE13 1ES.

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