Worksop: Annual Town poem could win you £1,000

A poem about Worksop or another town in your circulation area could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition.

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014, 1:34 pm
Guardian News
Guardian News

Entry is completely free and anyone, young or old, can have a go - beginners too! All you have to do is send a poem about Worksop or another town in your circulation area to “Local Poem” by email [email protected] or post to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB.

The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as one line) and 160 words each.

“It can even be about something or someone from the poet’s home area,” explained a United Press spokesman. “We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we’re expecting some great entries from your readers. The contest is designed to encourage ordinary people to write poetry – to both express themselves and be more creative.”

“Last year’s winner was Mary Scott from Darwen in Lancashire and previous winners came from Leicester, Surrey, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Oxford, Stafford, Rotherham and Greater Manchester. Maybe this year the £1,000 will go to a poet from Worksop or a neighbouring town. Winning poems have been about a river, a tower, a local character, village life and local history.”

The closing date is December 31st 2014.