Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Courage is Poetry competition, deadline 10 February

My New Years writing resolutions are going well.  In January I sent off two pieces and wrote 6,474 words, taking me over my 1,750 monthly word count.  Thanks to my lovely Writers Retreat with fellow Scoobies in beautiful Hutton le Hole this weekend, I have already gone over my monthly word count for February having written 9,278 words and I have also submitted another two pieces, one to a publisher and one to a poetry competition.  The poetry competition in question is the HLF Courage is Poetry competition, details below for those of you that also wish to enter:

Huddersfield Literature Festival 2017

Courage Is Poetry Competition


Huddersfield is looking for budding poets – with an eReader as top prize. 


Have you got a poem inside you dying to get out? Huddersfield Literature Festival, which takes place 4-19 March 2017, is looking for poems about courage for the Courage Is Poetry Project. The project is being run in conjunction with Kirklees Council and Huddersfield District Committee. 


A selection of the poems will appear in key prominent spaces and shops within the Town Centre. Just look out for the footprints to see where the poems are being displayed. 


Everyone visiting shops, bars and restaurants in Huddersfield will be able to read your poem and you can invite your friends and family to see your poem on display if it’s chosen for the project. 


All poems must be original work by the entrant and no longer than one side of A4 (12pt font). There are two categories for entry: over 16s and under 16s. The prizes will be awarded for a selection of the best poems and the winners will receive an eReader and runners up will receive Waterstones vouchers worth £25.


If you would like to take part please send in your entry via our Facebook page, by email at or by post to Courage Is Poetry Project, c/o Creative Economy Team, Kirkgate Buildings, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BY. Terms and Conditions are available on our Website 


Deadline for entries is 10 February 2017

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