Monday 22 June 2015

Peace Hospice Care poetry competition #Writing #Competition #contest

The Hospice is calling on the community to start writing and submit their poems on the theme of 'Love and Loss'.

The best entries will be included in an anthology that will be sold to raise funds for Peace Hospice Care. A first prize will be awarded.

HRH Princess Michael of Kent, the Royal President of Peace Hospice Care, was delighted to accept the invitation and be part of the project. On her last visit to Peace Hospice Care in May 2014 she had spent time chatting to patients about her passion for poetry.

'I very much enjoy poetry and I look forward to reading the entries,' said HRH Princess Michael of Kent. 'This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for the community and those associated with the Hospice to create and share their words and emotions. Writing is a wonderful positive outlet of expression and I hope entrants find some sense of comfort from writing poetry about their experiences.'

The competition is open to everyone and not just those who have had an association with the Hospice and it is hoped that patients, volunteers, and families who have been supported by Peace Hospice Care will also be submitting their work. Entrants who wish to remain anonymous are welcome to submit their poems.
Poems entered should be under the theme of Love and Loss, and should be no more than 20 lines.
Please submit your poem together with an entry form, which can be "downloaded here"
You are welcome to make a donation.
The completed entry form and poem can be posted to: Poetry Competition, Peace Hospice Care, Peace Drive, Watford, Herts, WD17 3PH. Or email the poem with your entry form to: (please write 'Poetry' in subject of email).

Closing date: June 28th. We welcome entries from all ages. Please state your age if you are under 18.

We reserve the right to publish entries in a Peace Hospice Care poetry anthology and announce details of winners. (Anonymity will be respected). The poetry anthology will be launched and published in September 2015. Prior to publication of the anthology we may be publishing a number of chosen poems as part of Dying Matters Awareness

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