Canterbury City Council Art in the Underpass Poetry Competition 2014

Info below copied and pasted from the poetry library newsletter:
Closing Date: 15-May-14
Canterbury City Council’s Community Development Service are currently running a project, to create a mural on an underpass in the Westgate Parks in Canterbury, and want to include some poetry. They’re running a competition for young people and adults to choose three poems to display. The competition is free to enter, and writers can send up to 3 poems that capture the spirit of Canterbury past and present: its history, architecture, people and ecology. Please send them as a word document to Please include your name, address and whether you are over or under 18. The poems will be judged in 2 categories, 18 and under, and over 18s. One from each category will be chosen plus one other. The competition will be judged by Canterbury Laureate 2011-12 Sarah Salway. The winning poems will be displayed on 6’x4′ panels among the art work. Shortlisted writers may also be invited to read at a special event in the Westgate Parks on 29 June 2014 where the winners will be announced.
Entry Fee: £0


Email entries in a Word document to – please note you can send up to a maximum of three poems in one entry.
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Chance to exhibit a poem in an outdoor gallery

And another IdeasTap competition – but open to ages 18+:

The usual IdeasTap rule applies – join the community (for free) and post a pic to your profile – which doesn’t have to be a headshot.

Again, copied and pasted from the website:

Our friends at BOXPARK Shoreditch are looking for eight original poems to be showcased in their outdoor gallery space this April.

They’re looking for talented writers to submit original poems inspired by the theme “LONDON”. The poems should be no more that 200 words long.

Selected poems will be professionally laid out, printed large-format (60 inches high x 40 inches wide), and installed by IdeasTap.

The poems will be on show in the outdoor gallery area at BOXPARK Shoreditch for the whole of the month of April.

Winners will also be invited to attend a launch event at BOXPARK on the evening of Thursday 3 April.

This brief closes on Friday 28 March 2014 at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 and over. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.