Kings Heath Poetry Competition

Posted on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 in: News

We are pleased to announce our first ever Kings Heath Poetry Competition. You are invited to write a poem or poems of between 10 to 20 lines in length. The poem must have a link to Kings Heath, however tenuous.


·         £75 – Kings Heath Poetry Competition ‘Peoples’ vote’ – The Judge will select a shortlist of 20 poems and the public can vote for their favourite poem on the Enjoy Kings Heath Facebook page and in various Kings Heath shops. The poem with the most votes wins

·         £75 – Kings Heath Poetry Competition Judge’s selected winner – poems are judged anonymously by a nominated judge from Cannon Poets – see

Additional age category prizes

·         £20 in vouchers – the judge will choose the winner in the up to 11-year old category

·         £20 in vouchers – the judge will choose the winner in the 12 to 14-year old category

·         £30 in vouchers - the judge will choose the winner in the 15 to 17-year old category

Entry Fee: There is NO entry fee

Deadline for entries: 5pm 1st February 2019

Topic of poem: All poems must have some reference to Kings Heath, however tenuous. Poems must be between 10 to 20 lines.

Submission of poem: post to ‘Kings Heath BID, 1a Station Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SR’ or email   Please include your name and address on a separate sheet. If under 18, please provide age and name of school.

The Judge for the competition

Di de Woolfson from Cannon Poets is the judge.

Di has written and read poetry for as long as she can remember. In the past few years she’s studied poetry with the Open University and Manchester Metropolitan University and now belongs to a couple of writing groups, including Cannon Poets who meet in Moseley every month.

For five years she has been a judge for a young poets competition run by one of the schools where she lives.  

She’s had a selection of poems published in anthologies and magazines but mostly she’s happy to write for her own pleasure.

More information and the rules, can be seen HERE


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