September 28, 2017


Tweet us your favourite poetry and use our hashtag #NationalPoetryDay to win 10 incredible poetry anthologies

To celebrate National Poetry Day 2017, Thursday 28 September, we’re giving you the chance to win ten of our recommended poetry books.

10 recommended anthologies

Be in the running to win the following incredible titles:

Ten Poems of Kindness Ed. Jackie Kay, Candlestick Press
Ten: Poets of the New Generation Ed. Karen McCarthy Woolf, Bloomsbury
In Person: World Poets Ed. Robertson-Pearce, Astley, Bloodaxe
The Zoo of the New: Poems to Read Now Ed. Nick Laird, Don Paterson, Penguin Press
Modern Poets 1 Berry/Carson/Collins, Penguin Press
The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry Ed. Salter, Hardwick, Valley Press
100 Prized Poems: 25 years of the Forward Books Various, Faber & Faber
The Poetry Pharmacy Ed. William Sieghart, Penguin Press
The Everyday Poet Ed. Deborah Alma, Michael O’Mara books
The Map and the Clock Ed. Duffy, Clarke Faber & Faber

To enter, follow us on Twitter (@PoetryDayUK) and Tweet us your favourite poetry on Thursday 28th September, 2017. For full terms and conditions, see below.

Terms and conditions:

By entering the free prize draw (the “Prize Draw”) you agree to these terms and conditions.

The Prize Draw is open to everyone, aged 18 or over, except for employees to National Poetry Day, their families, agencies or anyone else associated with this Prize Draw.

Each entrant must be a registered user on Twitter or register with Twitter in order to enter the Prize Draw.

To enter you must tweet the user @PoetryDayUK with text or an image of poetry and use the hashtag #NationalPoetryDay. You must also follow the @PoetryDayUK account.

Entrant must post poetry in conjunction with mentioning #NationalPoetryDay and @PoetryDayUK to be considered a viable entrant. The campaign Prize Draw begins at 8:00:01 GMT on Thursday 28th September 2017 and closes at 12:59:59 GMT on Thursday 28th September 2017 (the “Closing Date”). All entries must be received by the closing date or they will not be counted.

Any entries by a person found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to enter the Prize Draw will be ineligible. National Poetry Day do not accept responsibility for network, computer, and hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry.

You must not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, sexually suggestive or other inappropriate (at National Poetry Day’s sole discretion) pictures. National Poetry Day may, but has no obligation to, remove pictures it determines in its sole discretion violates these Terms and Conditions.

National Poetry Day complies with the standard procedures laid down in the UK Data Protection Act to ensure that the personal information you give us is kept secure and processed fairly and lawfully. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes unless you have given us permission to do so.

The winner of the Prize Draw will be the first entry drawn at random within two working days of the Closing Date. The winner will be notified by a Tweet or private direct message on Twitter by no later than one week after the Closing Date. Sponsor’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. There shall be one (1) winner of the prize.

The Prize shall consist of one set of the ten poetry anthologies recommended by National Poetry Day as part of the 2017 trade promotion.

Odds of winning the Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The winner will be responsible for all expenses not specified in the Prize description above.

If the Prize is not claimed within 48 hours of the winner being notified, National Poetry Day reserves the right to award the Prize to an alternative winner.

Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-negotiable. There is no cash alternative. National Poetry Day reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any part thereof) for one of its choosing which has a value the same or greater than the original prize in the event of circumstances outside of its control.

By entering the Prize Draw the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as National Poetry Day may require.

Winner’s details will be available for 14 days after the Closing Date by sending a SAE to NATIONAL POETRY DAY TWITTER COMPETITION at the address below.

This Prize Draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Twitter.

National Poetry Day reserves the right to (i) cancel this Prize Draw, (ii) cancel or refuse any individual’s entry and (iii) amend these terms and conditions (and will use reasonable endeavors to notify changes to entrants and potential entrants).

Promoter: National Poetry Day, c/o FMcM Associates, The Mews, 1a Birkenhead St, London, WC1H 8BA