Poetry Competition to raise funds for The Big Issue

As some readers of the blog may already know I am cycling with others to Paris later this month to raise much-needed funds for the Big Issue, the organisation that helps homeless people to help themselves.  If you watched the BBC1 programme “Famous, Rich & Homeless” and wanted to know how you could help, why not enter the competition – all proceeds to the Big Issue.

The Big Issue is launching a poetry competition sponsored by Diplomat pens. If you see yourself as a budding poet, put pen to paper and send in your efforts!

The title of the poem must be ‘Invisible Lives’, and the winning entrant will win a Diplomat Excellence Guilloche Chrome Black pen set (fountain pen, ballpoint pen and pen pouch, worth around £250), and have their poem published in The Big Issue magazine.

Stephen Foster, author of best seller ‘Walking Ollie’ will be judging the competition.

Diplomat pens are known for their unique, elegant and innovative designs that will never go out of fashion. Highly skilled and trained craftsmen have been hand assembling the pens at their German workshop since 1922. This attention to detail has earned Diplomat an international reputation for producing much sought after and durable pens. To ensure long-lasting customer satisfaction, each pen is hand finished, quality tested and comes with a five year guarantee, which is longer than most other pen brands.

Diplomat pens are stocked at The Pen Company.



Please send entries to: Jonathan Hunt, The Big Issue Foundation, 1-5 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LN

Cost of entry is £5 ( free to Big Issue vendors).

Please send cheque or postal order with entry.  

Please include name, postal and email address, and contact telephone number with all entries. Closing date 31st July. The poems will not be returned.

Good luck!

Posted on July 3, 2009, in Cycling., Poetry, Words and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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