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The Bedford Competition 2021

Poems up to 40 lines, on any theme; extra categories for young people 17-25 and special prizes for Bedford residents.

All proceeds from the competition going to Schoolreaders, Bedford, to help children ‘catch up’, and King’s Arms Homeless project.

Poetry judge: Anne Berkeley
Cygnature Poetry Prize for 17–25 years: Cameron Stuart
Bedford Poetry Prize: Simon Wrigley

1st £1000
2nd £200
3rd £100

Entries accepted from 1st May.

Closing date
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Entry fee
£7.50 or 3 poems for £15 | Students £5 or 3 poems for £10