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International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen

Posted: 14/04/2014 12:47 | News Home

To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1, The Wilfred Owen Association has launched an International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).

1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £250
3rd Prize: £150

and a special young people’s prize of £250 for the best poem by a poet under 19 years.

10 Runners-up and Commended poems to be published in an anthology.

The Judges, Gladys Mary Coles, Merryn Williams and Meg Crane, will be looking for poems ‘in the spirit of Wilfred Owen’, poems with compassion and empathetic insight, on any subject or theme (not necessarily on war).

Download a flyer

Download more information, including competition rules, and an entry form.

Alternatively email wilfredowen1918@googlemail.com

Deadline for entries: June 30th 2014

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

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Lost copies of The Hydra found

Posted: 19/03/2014 10:58 | News Home

Three copies of "The Hydra", the magazine of Craiglockhart War Hospital, which Owen edited during his time there, have finally been discovered.

Edinburgh Napier University established a War Poets Collection in 1988, but until now the permanent exhibition has relied on photocopied copies of "Hydra" supplied by Oxford University.

However, edition number 6 dated 7 July, 1917 is still missing - even Oxford University does not have this.  If you have a copy, please get in touch - woa@1914-18.co.uk.

More in The Daily Telegraph, 18 March 2014

The War Poets Collection

See also: Secrets of The Hydra: how Tolkien research uncovered lost Wilfred Owen magazines by John Garth

 

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The Adlestrop Poetry competition

Posted: 08/03/2014 10:16 | News Home

Adlestrop’ is one of Britain’s best-loved poems conjuring up a picture of an idyllic countryside glimpsed before the horrors of the First World War and the poet’s own death in 1917 at Arras.

A hundred years ago, on Midsummer’s Day, the 24th of June 1914,  Edward Thomas made his memorable journey from London to Ledbury on a steam train which happened to stop at Adlestrop Station.  His recollections of that hot summer afternoon were later distilled into the poem ‘Adlestrop.’ To celebrate the poem, the village of Adlestrop in association with Cotswold Life is marking the centenary of the train journey with this poetry competition.
The entrance fees for entering the competition are to raise funds for the historic parish church of Adlestrop, St Mary Magdalene, which faces a £40,000 shortfall after a recent fabric review.

The entrants to the competition are asked to write a poem of sixteen lines which has been inspired by the original Edward Thomas poem. The judge will be the poet P.J. Kavanagh. The winner will receive a cheque of £400 and their poem will be published on this website and also in Cotswold Life.


•    The Adlestrop Poetry Competition is open to anyone, including non-UK applicants
•    Entries must be in English.
•    The closing date of the competition is 30 April 2014.

More information at: http://adlestroppoem.wordpress.com/

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Call for new WOA Committee Members

Posted: 15/02/2014 15:13 | News Home

Are you interested in helping to shape the future of the Wilfred Owen Association?

The Wilfred Owen Association is looking for people to join its Committee.  This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the Association, as your decisions and contributions will have a direct impact on how we commemorate Owen’s life and work. 

Roles include Membership Secretary, Secretary, Events Coordinator, Press Officer (including social media), Fundraising Officer, Education Officer and Journal Editor.

If you have the interest and also the time to help us, and you are either a current WOA member or willing to join, please get in touch with the Chair, Meg Crane (megmcrane@gmail.com), or email woa@1914-18.co.uk.

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International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen

Posted: 20/01/2014 12:42 | News Home

To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1, The Wilfred Owen Association has launched an International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).

1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £250
3rd Prize: £150

and a special young people’s prize of £250 for the best poem by a poet under 19 years.

10 Runners-up and Commended poems to be published in an anthology.

The Judges, Gladys Mary Coles, Merryn Williams and Meg Crane, will be looking for poems ‘in the spirit of Wilfred Owen’, poems with compassion and empathetic insight, on any subject or theme (not necessarily on war).

Download a flyer

Download more information, including competition rules, and an entry form.

Alternatively email wilfredowen1918@googlemail.com

Deadline for entries: June 30th 2014

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

 

 

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