Hestercombe’s Poetry Competition

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Closed for 2019.

With the onset of spring, and as a tribute to our newest restoration project here at Hestercombe, we’re calling for young writers to enter our poetry competition on the theme of ‘spring’.

The age categories for the competition are split into three: under-12s12-15 and 16-21.

With the unveiling of Sibyl’s Temple, a recreation of a magnificent 18th century building in Hestercombe’s Georgian Landscape garden, winners of the competition will get the chance to read their poem at the official ceremony in late May 2019 (date to follow).

They will also be invited to take part in a writing masterclass with one of the competition’s judges, international bestselling author Vicky Holmes (creator of Warrior CatsRainbow MagicAnimal ArkHeartland and Chestnut Hill), and there will be prizes of £25 in book tokens to spend on their favourite reads.

Alongside Vicky, special guest judges include Dr John Wedgwood Clarke, Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Exeter, and Hestercombe’s Chief Executive Philip White MBE.

You can enter by filling out the form on Hestercombe’s website, or by post to: Spring Poetry Competition, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG. Please include name and age, and a contact number on postal entries. The competition will close at 5pm on 1st May 2019. 

More information and to enter: https://www.hestercombe.com/poetry-competition/