Write about your town to win £1,000

A POEM about your town or village could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition.

Anyone can have a go, young or old and beginners too.

“It can even be about something or someone from the poet’s home area,” explained a spokesman from United Press, the competition organisers. “We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we’re expecting some great entries from your readers. The contest is designed to encourage ordinary people to write poetry.”

All you have to do to enter is send a poem about where you live by email titled ‘Local Poem’ to info@unitedpress.co.uk or post to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB.

The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as one line) and 160 words each. The closing date is December 31.