Write a Poem and win £1,000

Besi Besemar August 26, 2012

and you could win £1,000 in a national poetry competition.

It’s free to enter this annual competition and it’s open to all UK residents, young or old.

The competition is held every year and aims to get more people to start writing poetry.

All you have to do is send a poem about life in your own home town or area to:
“Local Poem”,
United Press Ltd,
Admail 3735,
London, EC1B 1JB

Or visit the website:
Poem Competition

Or telephone: 0844 800 9177.

The best poem will win £1000 cash and you can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines and 160 words each.

A spokesperson for United Press, said:

“The competition is designed to encourage more people to get involved in writing poetry. Your entry can be about something or someone from your home area.”

“We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we’re expecting some great entries from Hove and other towns in Sussex”

“Last year’s winner was from Croydon and previous winners came from South Yorkshire, Bristol, Oxford, Stafford and Rotherham.”

The closing date is December 31, 2012.