Ripon Poetry Festival

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Ripon Poetry Festival

Festival Poetry Competition

As part of the Ripon Poetry Festival (13-15 October), local writers of all ages are invited to submit poems about the town and the surrounding area to the festival poetry competition.

The competition is judged by local poets Elizabeth Spearman, David McAndrew and Andy Croft. The winners in each category will receive poetry books worth £30 (first prize), £20 (second prize) and £10 (third prize).

The best of the poems will also be collected in a book published during the festival. Everyone who has a poem in the book will be invited to the launch (Saturday 14th October) where they will receive a free copy of the book.

There are 3 age groups:
- below 11 (£2 entry fee per poem)
- between 11 - 16 (£3 entry fee per poem)
- over 16 (£5 entry fee per poem)

Entries can be any length. You can submit as many poems as you want. Poems must be your own work and should not have been previously published. All entries are judged anonymously.

Entry forms are available form the Little Ripon Bookshop on Westgate, or from the Workhouse, Prison & Police and Courthouse Museums.