Enter poetry contest

POETS are being encouraged to enter an annual contest.

This year’s Buxton Poetry Competition will have the theme of history and heritage.

A spokesman said: “Poems could reflect your own history, tell the story of a person or event in the past or be a much wider interpretation of this challenging theme.”

The contest, which will be judged by top poet Philip Wells, has three categories:

• Open poetry – for poets aged 19 and over

• Young People’s poetry – for poets ages 12 to 18

• Children’s poetry – for poets aged 11 and under

For more information about the competition and to download an entry pack, visit www.derby.ac.uk/buxtonpoetrycompetition or phone 01298 70395.

The contest is now its sixth year.