Search for Town Poetry Champ!

The search is on for the poetry ‘laureate’ of Leicester.

Entry is free and, like all the other winners, the Leicester ‘laureate’ will get their work published in the National Poetry Anthology and receive a free copy of the book. One overall winner also receives £1,000.

“The NPA is designed to encourage writers,” its editor, Peter Quinn, told Syston Town News. “It’s now the biggest free-to-enter annual poetry contest in the UK. We picked 250 town winners last year but we want the new edition to include a winner from every town and village in the circulation area of Syston Town News.”

Send up to three unpublished poems, on any subject (up to 25 lines and 160 words each) to United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB by the closing date of June 30th 2013. Enclose a loose stamp if you want a reply. For more details ring 0844 800 9177 or visit You can also enter the competition by email to [email protected]