The closing date Charm Poetry Competition for 2022 has now passed. Thank you for all of your entries - now the task of judging begins. Remember to check back on Sunday 29 May to find out if you're one of the prizewinners!
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
We are delighted to announce that following the success of the Charm Poetry Competition last year, we're back! Our mission, this year as last, is to challenge the notion that prize-winning poetry has to be serious. Once again, we challenge you to entertain us with warmth, wordplay, wit and whimsy.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Friday, September 3, 2021
We hoped we'd be back in the autumn, but unforeseen problems have necessitated a delay until the New Year. In the meantime, why not check out the winning entries from April 2021 here. We hope they inspire you enough to check back with us, and enter next time!
Sunday, May 30, 2021
We’re delighted to announce the winners and highly commended poems for the inaugural Charm Poetry Competition.
The first prize of £100 was awarded to Andrew Wilson for ‘Once upon a Llama’, with second prize of £50 going to Victoria Sherratt for ‘Sound Supermarket’, and the third prize of £25 to John Ling for his poem ‘Anti-viral’.
In addition, six poems were highly commended.
You can find out more about the prize-winning poets, and the three prize-winning poems here.
We would like to thank all the poets who entered. You have helped to prove our claim that poetry can be warm, whimsical, witty, and word-playful. You can read the competition report here.
The Charm Poetry Competition will be back in the autumn. In the meantime, keep writing!
Monday, April 26, 2021
Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to the Charm Poetry Competition. The process of judging now begins - watch this space for the results in a few weeks!
If you were hoping to submit a poem, but didn't make it before the deadline, don't despair. Keep writing, and we look forward to receiving it next time.