The Rialto / RSPB Nature Poetry Competition

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Posted: 21 November 2011

This week, The Rialto magazine begins a call for entries to a new national poetry competition run in partnership with the RSPB, and judged by former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, and prize-winning nature writer, Mark Cocker.

The poetry magazine and Europe's largest conservation charity are encouraging poets to submit work in response to the competition theme, ‘Nature Poetry'. The Rialto's editor Michael Mackmin said;

"The judges will give a very wide interpretation to our theme of 'nature poetry'. The competition will help raise funds to support the vital work of both The Rialto and RSPB."

Entrants have the chance to win publication in The Rialto, cash prizes of up to £1000 (see note 1), and a personal tour with Mark Cocker of his most cherished wildlife places in East Anglia.

A small entry fee of £6 for the first poem and £3 for each subsequent poem will be charged. The closing date for entries is 30 April 2012.

For rules and to enter visit

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