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SCJ Poetry Competition

The Themes: Childhood. Culture. Education. (Themes may be broadly interpreted.)

Prizes Adults: 1st £1000 2nd £700 3rd £300

Under 18: 1st £250 2nd £150 3rd £100

Commendations: five adult, ten under 18. £10 book tokens.

Judges Moniza Alvi and Catherine Smith

Closing date: 30th April 2013

Winners notified by 20th May 2013

Award Ceremony: June 6th 2013 at 7.30pm at the Rose Theatre Kingston, featuring music, dance and readings from Chris-­

topher Reid, Anne-­Marie Fyfe, Claire Crowther and prize winners. An anthology will be published.

Competition entry fee: Free to poets under 18. Adults: £5 for up to 3 poems. Cheques made payable to CRY

Cardiac Risk in the Young raises awareness of heart conditions and funds investigations and screening programmes for those at risk of sudden death.

Please send poems to:

The SCJ Poetry Award

The New Malden Health Centre,
4 Blagdon Road,
New Malden,
Surrey KT3 4AD

Rules: Poems must not exceed 40 lines. Poems must not be previously published or have won a previous prize. Poems must be typed on one side of paper. The name, address, contact number and e-¬mail of the poet must be submitted on a separate piece of paper together with the title/s of poem/s and first lines of poems. Under 18s should state age. Decision of judges is final. No poems will be returned. Copyright will remain with the authors.

FOR ALL OTHER INFORMATION check: http://www.thedearlist.co.uk/archives/327

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