This is a free to enter poetry competition to celebrate the life of John Lennon. The competition is being organised by The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool. The final judge will be the UK's poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. There are various categories but the one that concerns Poet-in-Residence readers is the category Paper Poet. Poems must not exceed 40 lines and may be submitted by e-mail. Full details including downloadable Terms & Conditions can be found by clicking BEATLES STORY in A-Z LINKS >>>
The closing date for competition entries will be 10th September 2010. The first prize in the Paper Poet category will be 100 GBP. Selected poems will be published in a Beatles Story anthology. Competition winners will be announced on 6th November 2010. Donations from the event, which will include live poetry performances in Liverpool during October/November, will be made to the Linda McCartney Centre.