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Stop The Rape of the Fair Country Poetry Competition

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Poetry   Competition


There will be an Anthology of 100 poems titled

“The Black Hole” for sale in August 2012.

Closing date: 30th June 2012.


The Black Hole theme is to get your views on opencast mining, the area around the opencast, such as Rhaslas pond, the wetlands & wildlife, & what living close to an opencast feels like. Also what effect you think it would have on future generations if an extension was granted.


There will be 1 Prize in each age group

Which I’m sure is going to be a very tough decision for the judges; however we will be including the best 100 in the book, with an author page for the winning entries as well.  Copyright remains with the author.

Adults & 16 & under groups will receive £15 cash & a copy of the Anthology “The Black Hole”

11 & 7 & under will receive £15 cash & a choice of either a copy of “Save our Valleys – A Sheep’s  Tail” or “Hedgehog Rescue saving Itchee & Scratchee” signed by BaarbaaraTheSheep.


There are four age Groups

7 &Under  50p entry

11 & Under 50p entry

16 & Under 50p entry

Adults  £1 entry


Judges will be announced before competition closes and will not be related in any way to anyone entering, judging will be anonymous, rules of entry and application form can be downloaded from or

Two of our Judges have already been announced on Baarbaara's Blog...Mike Jenkins...Merthyr Poet and Author, and Dave Lewis aka Ponty Zen...Pontypridd Poet andAuthor, read about them here...

Locally application forms will be made available in Schools, Libraries and Community Centres.

You may enter via email (paypal) or post please include the correct entry fee.  

Get your entry forms here:



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Ann Foxglove

Thu 7th Jun 2012 16:55

Hi Baarbaara - why not contact the WOL news team with this - it might go on the WOL home page then where nore people might see it and take an interest. Just my suggestion.

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