The East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is now open for entries. This year's theme is 'My story'. You can choose how you write about this; it could be based on your life story, a pivotal moment or even where you see your future, the options are endless!
Entries will be judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash. Poems are submitted anonymously, so each entry is judged on its own merits. Winners will be invited to read their poems at a special event at Bridlington in January.
There are two ways to enter, online or offline. Your poem should be no more than 45 lines, on one side of A4 paper. There are three categories, adults, primary school aged children (4 years to 10 years) and secondary school aged children (11 years to 16 years) All entries must be submitted and paid for by Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 11.59pm. Winners will be notified by phone by Monday, 7 January 2019.
Adults (17 years and over) can enter online in three steps:
A confirmation email will be sent to let you know your entry has been received.
School aged children can enter for free by emailing their poem to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, contact number, address, poem title and age category.
Download the leaflet below and print or pick one up from your local library. Fill in your contact details and submit your poem and pay entry fee (if applicable) to East Riding Libraries staff using cash.