Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge.
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, other than Rialto team members and staff of the RSPB, CCI and UK staff of BirdLife International.
Poems must have a title and must be no more than 40 lines, excluding the title, and be typed in black ink on one side of A4.
You can submit up to six poems in one batch.
Entry fee: the first poem is £7 and includes an administration fee, the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £4. If you wish to submit more than six poems you will need to make a second submission which will include a second administration fee.
Prizes: 1st prize (£1000); 2nd prize (£500); 3rd prize (£250). There is an additional prize of a personal tour with Mark Cocker (one of Britain’s most celebrated writers on nature) of his most cherished wildlife places in East Anglia.
Closing Date: Friday 1 May 2020.
For more information, please visit Rialto’s website.