We’re launching a national competition to find the most thoughtful and inspiring poem about Europe. The theme is ‘A Poem for Europe’. We’ve watched the shambles our politicians have made of the UK/EU Brexit negotiations.
As ordinary UK and European citizens we have felt powerless to affect the outcome, so we have decided to make a creative response through setting up a Poetry Competition.
We invite entrants to share their emotions about Europe and its future by writing a poem (maximum length of 32 lines) expressing them. Shortlisted poems will be published online and in print too.
Entrants have the chance to receive cash prizes if they win the Competition. The draft criteria include originality and imagination, technical skill, clarity in whatever message entrants wish to express and avoidance of political recriminations.
We will be politically neutral in the judging – it is the quality of the poem that counts.