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About the Competition

We know many of you have been getting creative with your writing during the Lockdown period.

We believe Poetry and Creativity can be a great way of engaging our minds to explore what, how and why we feel a certain way.

Now we're coming to the end of Lockdown, a lot of things are still changing and we wanted to take the time to celebrate you and your work.

We're welcoming submissions of poetry you've been writing during Lockdown. This can be on the theme of Lockdown, or any theme you like.

The winning entries will be included in our poetry collection THE LOCKDOWN RHYTHM which will be available as an ebook. All winners will receive a free copy of the ebook and mention on our website and social media channels.

Guidelines and How to Enter

  • This competition is open to anyone and everyone - there are no restrictions on age, or location

  • Poems can be on any theme as long as they were written during Lockdown

  • Deadline: Midnight on 31st July 2020

  • All poems must be submitted via email - no postal entries

  • You may enter up to 3 pieces of poetry

  • Poems should be no more than 50 lines long

  • Submissions must be your original work

  • The judges' decision is final

  • All winning poets must be willing to enter an editing process to ensure your work is presented in its best form

  • You should hear from us within 2 weeks of the deadline, if you do not hear from us, please assume your work has not been accepted at this time

  • To enter, please include all poems on 1 document and title that document with your name followed by Lockdown Rhythm Entry (i.e. James Lockdown Rhythm Entry). Please DO NOT include your name within the document itself.

  • Please submit your work as a doc or docx file. No other formats will be accepted

  • Please ensure your work is in 11/12pt Times New Roman

  • Send your competition entry to competition@daretocreate.co.uk before midnight on 31st July 2020

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