A new national poetry competition is being launched to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Inspired by the war’s famous poets, we are seeking poetry that honours those affected by service and pays tribute to humankind's capacity to cope with adversity.
The best five entries will be chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by historian Dan Snow, and then go to a public vote, covered by national media.
The winning entry will be read out by HRH The Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony this summer to mark the gift of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre to the nation. The poem will be displayed prominently in perpetuity at the Centre.
The competition is open to everyone aged 17 and over. The overall winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize, with four runners-up receiving £500. Only one entry is permitted per person. Entries are acceptable from any location.
Poems must be no longer than 25 lines.
Closing dates for entries is 23.59pm on April 9, 2018
Entries can be submitted in 3 ways:
• Via a secure online form here
• Emailing a Word or PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
• By post to: A Poem To Remember, PO Box 74616, London, SW6 9LB
Was won by Reverend John Davies. Entrants were invited to submit a review of any book (in or out of print) which dealt in some way with the theme of the Great War. The reviews invited were either fiction or non-fiction and between 500 and 1500 words long. The prize was £150; the winning review will be published in the Wilfred Owen Association Journal or in Siegfried's Journal, and the winner and other contributers will be invited to review for the Journal on other occasions.
The competition was judged by Merryn Williams, Literary Adviser to the WOA Committee; Mhairi Pooler Hellbrandt, the present Editor of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship Journal; Meg Crane, the Editor of the Wilfred Owen Association Journal and former Editor of Siegfried's Journal; and Lucy Elder, Assistant Editor and Membership Secretary of the WOA.
We are always looking for new reviewers......