January 3, 2020

KINGS HEATH POETRY COMPETITION, WINTER 2020

Kings Heath Business Improvement District (‘Kings Heath BID’) are pleased to announce the Kings Heath Poetry Competition, Winter 2020, is now accepting entries. 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.

PRIZES

  • £75 – Kings Heath Poetry Competition ‘Peoples’ vote’ – The Judge will select a shortlist of 10 to 15 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 http://www.cannonpoets.org.uk/

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 Friday 14th February 2020

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 to: poetry@enjoykingsheath.com 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

Jenna Plewes from Cannon Poets is the judge.

More information and the rules, can be seen at: www.enjoykingsheath.com

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