Friday, September 3, 2021

The Charm Poetry Competition is back

We are delighted to announce that the Charm Poetry Competition for October 2021 is now open for entries. You can read the winning entries from April 2021 here. We hope they inspire you enough to check out the competition details, read the rules and then enter the competition!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

And the winners are...

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

The competition is now closed

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.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

The competition closes tomorrow!

 If you haven't submitted any poems to the Charm Poetry Competition, time is running out - the deadline is the end of tomorrow, Sunday 25 April. 

We look forward to reading your entries!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

One week to go

 Thank you to everyone who has entered the Charm Poetry Competition. If you haven't entered yet, you still have one week to go - we look forward to receiving your entry!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Looking for inspiration?

 As announced last month, the Charm Poetry Competition for April 2021 is now open for entries. If you're looking for inspiration, why not check out Lighten Up Online, the quarterly light verse webzine. You can find it here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The competition is open

 We are delighted to announce that the Charm Poetry Competition for April 2021 is now open for entries. Check out the competition details, read the rules and then enter the competition!