Are you the Hampshire Poet of the Year?


Hampshire County Council is hosting a competition to award a local poet with the honorary title of

'Hampshire Poet for 2014'

Continuing the success of our local laureateship projects we're launching a search to appoint a Hampshire Poet for 2014. 

The winning Poet will receive four paid commissions to celebrate activities during the year, including work linked to the World War One centenary . As well as being a talented poet the winner will be a confident speaker and advocate for the pleasures of reading and writing. It's an exciting opportunity to be part of the cultural life of the county.

·         The competition is open to those living, working or studying in Hampshire County Council governed areas, aged 18+.

·         Entrants must send two poems from their portfolio plus a short personal statement of what they can bring to and gain from the experience.

·         The successful poet will be announced as the winner in the New Year.

Launched:  Thursday 3rd October, National Poetry Day 2013. 

Closing date: Monday 9th December 2013

Details of how to apply and information about previous Hampshire Poets