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You Could Be Heroes

In partnership with Alarms & Excursions and Kirkdale Bookshop, Sydenham Arts’ second annual competition once again provides a platform for writers local and national to share their work with us. This year’s Sydenham Arts Festival brings you the best of emerging talent whilst giving a nod to the most inspirational people in our society. They are looking for stories about our unsung heroes and heroines, and here is your chance to give us their stories through poetry in any style, up to a maximum of forty lines, under the theme Heroes & Heroines.

The competition will be judged by local poets, Racheal Joseph and Isabel White.

You can enter as many poems as you like. Winners will be notified by Monday 13 August 2018.

  • 1st prize - £100
  • 2nd prize - £50
  • 3rd prize - £25
Closing date
Tue 31 Jul 2018
Entry fee
£3 per poem or £10 for 5