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Published Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Since its launch in July, The Enfield Mayor’s Poetry Competition has received a steady flow of poems from Enfield residents and many other places.

Mayor, Cllr Jayne Buckland, said, "This is proving to be a very popular competition and there is still plenty of time for people to enter.

"There's a £500 prize for the winner with £200 and £100 for second and third places. We also have a special prize of £50 for a poem that takes Enfield as its theme. Sponsors supporting the competition are Enfield company Fisher Research and London Waste."

The competition is a fundraiser for the mayor's charity appeal which, this year is supporting the arts in Enfield encouraging arts projects, helping creative industries and bringing enjoyment to the wider community.

Mayor Buckland, continued, "People are taking inspiration from all sources for their poems such as childhood memories, summer holidays, the change in seasons, special occasions and nature. There are so many possibilities."

Celebrated poet Mario Petrucci will be judging the poems after the closing date 31st January 2011.

Send us a poem by Elle Bee
It's time to reflect and think of some times
That gives us some pleasure - perhaps even rhymes.

Guy Fawkes and Halloween, Christmas is coming
What about singing and music and humming?

Sonnets and odes and narrative styles
Epics and lyrics and ballads for smiles,

We all like a limerick or nonsense fun verse
Send in a poem you might win the purse!

Competition details can be found at www.enfield.gov.uk . Tel 020 8379 4119

Poetry entries are £3 per poem or £10 for four poems. Send entries with cheques made payable to: The Mayor's Charity Appeal, Enfield Council, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XA

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