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Lest We Forget: New poetry competition A Poem to Remember

17 March 2018

To honour 100 years since the end of World War One a new poetry competition is looking for poems that honour those affected by service. Chosen by public vote the winning entry will be read by the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony for the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.

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A Poem to Remember is a new poetry competition launched to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in November 2018.

Inspired by the conflict's illustrious poets the competition is looking for poems that honour those affected by service and pay tribute to humankind’s capacity to overcome adversity.

The five best entries will be chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by historian Dan Snow. The public can then vote to decide the winning poem.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge launched the competition and he will read the winning entry at a ceremony for the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre. The poem will also be displayed in perpetuity at the centre.

Entries for the competition must be no longer than 25 lines and can be submitted by a secure online form, by email or by post. The closing date for entries is Monday 9 April 2018.

A number of poetry workshops are being held as part of Get Creative Festival, a nationwide celebration of creativity taking place from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 March. Led by poets and literary professionals the sessions will help unleash your inner poet.

The competition is supported by many of Britain’s military and literary charities: Help For Heroes, Style for Soldiers, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Walking With the Wounded, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, The Poetry Society, Wilfred Owen Association, Glen Art and War Poets Association.

For more information visit poemtoremember.co.uk

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