Lippfest poetry contest

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Organisers of Lippfest 2011 have launched a poetry competition to tie in with the festival in Leeds in September. Entries close quite soon, on 14 July 2011. Winners will be announced at a special event at the festival on 24 September. All profits made from this competition will go towards supporting independent presses through the annual Lippfest festival and other festivals throughout the country. The judges are Pat Borthwick and Mike Barlow Prizes are £ 250, 1st, £ 150, 2nd, £100 3rd, plus the £50 Leeds prize (those eligible must have a Leeds 'LS' postcode). All prize/award winners will receive a poetry book from the LIPPfest book fair. Entries are £4 per poem or 3 poems for £10. To enter, click on this link.

Readers at Lippfest this year include Fiona Sampson, Peter Sansom, Kei Miller, Amanda Dalton, Sarah Hymas, Helen Mort and Clare Shaw. For more information visit

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Greg Freeman

Mon 27th Jun 2011 20:07

Ian, I'm absolutely certain that the general contest is open to all, but the Leeds prize is only for those with an LS postcode ... now I've just checked by clicking on the link in the story, and that is the case. Hope you enter, and good luck if you do! Greg

<Deleted User> (9478)

Sat 25th Jun 2011 12:47

Do you have to have an "LS" post code to enter? Or, only people with an "LS" post can can be eligible to win the £50.00 leeds prize? Thanks.

Ian S.

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