Airline easyJet have launched a new poetry prize for February challenging passengers to pen romantic lines on the back of an airline sick bag in the lead up to Valentine's Day!
The idea was apparently inspired by a cabin crew member who found a poetic note on a sickbag in French and English, sending love to fellow passengers.
The competition opened on 1st February and runs until the end of the month. It is thought to be ‘the world’s first poetry competition ever staged on sick bags’.
Entries will be judged by Daisy Goodwin, author of eight poetry anthologies and ITV Drama, ‘Victoria’. The campaign was launched by Brian Bilston with a specially commissioned poem by the acclaimed `Poet Laureate of Twitter'.
Daisy Goodwin said: "It makes perfect sense that the best poetry of this generation may well be written in mid-air, 39,000ft above the ground."
Tina Milton, Head of Cabin Crew at easyJet said: “We are challenging our customers to channel their inner Byron, Keats and Wordsworth and pen some romantic lines on the back of our passenger sick bags.”
Entrants need to pen their poem on a sick bag from their easyJet flight and share them on Twitter or Instagram with @easyJet using the tag #LoveSickSonnets.
Entrants can win a pair of flights on the easyJet network. The competition closes at midnight on February 28. Get writing!