Competition offers poets top cash prize

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A poem about Ripley, Heanor and the surrounding areas could potentially win you £1,000 in a competition.

United Press are looking to award a lucky poet £1000 if they can impress with a 
poem about anything related to Amber Valley.

Entry is completely free and anyone, young or old, can have a go - beginners too.

The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines with each blank line counting as one line and 160 words each.

It can be about something or someone from the 
poet’s home area,” explained a United Press spokesman.

“We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt.”

Send your entries by email or post to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB.