Thursday, 20 March 2014

Wirral Festival Of Firsts - Open Poetry Competition 2014

Prizes: £250, £75 and £25,

plus local prize of £25 for poet living in Wirral

Closing date: June 1st 2014

Entry: £4 per poem, 3 for £10


Poems should be in English, up to 40 lines and typed on one side of A4

Your name should not appear on the poem

All poems entered shall be read by our adjudicator

No poet shall win more than one prize

Winners will be advised by 27th June 2014 and invited to attend a prize-giving event at the opening of the Festival Exhibition at The King’s Gap on 4th July.

Online entries

Follow the Paypal link from our web page 

Send your poem(s) in .doc format (not docx) or pasted into the email to:

Make sure your email includes: your name, full contact details, titles of your poem(s), Paypal receipt number and where you heard about the competition.

Postal entries

Include a separate sheet with your name, full contact details, the title(s) of your poem(s) and where you heard about the competition

If require acknowledgement, enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard marked ‘receipt’

Please include your entry fee: £4 per poem or £10 for 3 poems. Cheques or Postal Orders to be made payable to “Festival of Firsts”

Send your entry to:

Festival of Firsts Poetry Competition,

71 Alderley Road,

Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2AU


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