The Search for Lauraetes is on!

PUBLISHED: 11:18 10 January 2011 | UPDATED: 21:41 20 February 2013

The search is on for the poetry "laureates" of the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire area...

Search for your circulation areas poetry champs!

The search is on for the poetry laureates of your circulation area.

Entry is free and, like all the other winners, those from your area will get their work published in the National Poetry Anthology and receive a free copy of the book. One overall winner also receives 1,000.

"The NPA is designed to encourage new writers," its editor, Peter Quinn, told Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life. "Its now the biggest free-to-enter annual poetry contest in the UK. We picked 255 town winners last year but we want the new edition to include a winner from every town and village in the circulation area of The Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life."

Send three unpublished poems, on any subject (up to 20 lines and 160 words each) to United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB by the closing date of June 30th 2011. Enclose a loose stamp if you want a reply. If you want more details ring 0844 800 9177 or visit You can also enter the competition by email.

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