PRINCE WILLIAM LAUNCHES POETRY COMPETITION TO FIND A WILFRED OWEN FOR A NEW GENERATION
Glen Art are honoured to officially support the Poem to Remember competition. We join The Poetry Society, Poet in the City, The War Poets Association, The Wilfred Owen Association, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Help for Heroes, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Style for Soldiers, & Walking with the Wounded.
Part of our support will be organising poetry workshops for entrants with our friends at the Wilfred Owen Association.
FREE POETRY WORKSHOP
A free writing workshop on the theme of writing from difficult personal experiences – part of A Poem to Remember. A Poem to Remember is a national initiative launched by Prince William, encouraging people to write poems of hope over adversity to mark the end of the First World War. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 24, 2018. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The Old Garden Centre, The Erskine Home, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU. Register Here >>
A new national poetry competition is being launched to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Inspired by the war’s famous poets, we are seeking poetry that honours those affected by service and pays tribute to humankind’s capacity to cope with adversity.
The best five entries will be chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by historian Dan Snow, and then go to a public vote, covered by national media.
The winning entry will be read out by HRH The Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony this summer to mark the gift of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre to the nation. The poem will be displayed prominently in perpetuity at the Centre.
The competition is open to everyone aged 17 and over. The overall winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize, with four runners-up receiving £500. Only one entry is permitted per person. Entries are acceptable from any location.
Poems must be no longer than 25 lines.
Closing dates for entries is 23.59pm on April 9, 2018. See DNRC website for more details.