The search is on to find poetry champ

The search is on for the poetry laureate of Gainsborough.

Entry is free and the Gainsborough laureate will get their work published in the National Poetry Anthology (NPA) and receive a free copy of the book.

“The NPA is designed to encourage writers,” said its editor, Peter Quinn,

“It’s now the biggest free-to-enter annual poetry contest in the UK.”

“We picked 250 town winners last year but we want the new edition to include a winner from every town and village in the circulation area of Gainsborough Standard.”

Send up to three unpublished poems of up to 25 lines and 160 words each to United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB or email to by the closing date of 30th June.