Sunday, May 29, 2022

It's results day

For the second year, the entrants to the Charm Poetry Competition have helped proved our contention that poetry can be warm, whimsical, witty, and word-playful. 

We would like to congratulate the six poets placed in the highly commended category, as well as the three prize-winners - Vijaya Venkatesan for ‘Boustrophedon (or, how not to write a Terza rima)’,  Siobhán Flynn for ‘Tall Old Ladies’, and Kelly Davis for 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'. 

Finally, we would like to thank our judge, Polly Walshe, who was a delight to work with.

You can find out more about the prize-winning poets, and the three prize-winning poems here, and Polly's competition report here

We will be back - in the meantime, keep writing!

Monday, April 25, 2022

We've reached the closing date

 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

Two weeks to go!

 We'd like to thank everyone who has entered the competition so far this year. If you haven't had a chance to enter yet, you still have two weeks, so sharpen that quill and get inspired - we look forward to receiving your poem!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Charm Poetry Competition for 2022 is now open!

 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.

So check out the competition details, read the rules, and then enter the competition

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Charm Poetry Competition 2022 - coming soon!

We are delighted to announce that poet Polly Walshe has agreed to be the judge for the Charm Poetry Competition for 2022. You can find out more about Polly here.

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Charm Poetry Competition will be back

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

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!