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Poetry competition 2021 opens May 4th!

Poetry on Loan's seventh poetry competition opens for entries on May 4th.

It's time for our seventh poetry competition! This year our theme is Choice - the same theme as this year's National Poetry Day.

Entry is free for anyone living, working or studying in the West Midlands, and there are good prizes - a paid performance or commission for the adult winner, and WHSmith vouchers for the junior winner. You can enter up to 3 poems, and each poem must be no more than 20 lines long. This is different from most poetry competitions - the judges are not professional poets, but library staff. You don't have to be a highly experienced poet to have a go, and we are always delighted with the quality of entries.

Find full details on our Poetry competition page. The closing date is September 1st, and entries open on May 4th. Why not start writing now?