200 years ago, John Keats was inspired to write his best-loved poem To Autumn during a visit to Winchester.
Now you can be inspired by Keats!
We invite you to write a poem or create a picture celebrating “The Seasons in Hampshire.”
An exhibition of entries selected for judging will take place at City Museum, Winchester, from 13 – 29 September 2019.
The winners and runners-up will be announced at an awards ceremony at City Museum on Sunday 29 September.
The competition is free and open to any young person in the three specified age categories who lives or studies in Hampshire.
Poetry entries can be submitted online or by post; art entries can be submitted by post only.
The poem should be no longer than 14 lines, in English, be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published elsewhere, including online, and not have won any other competition. You may enter more than one poem if you wish.
Artwork should be on one side of an A4 size paper, be the entrant’s own work and should not have been on display elsewhere, including online, and not have won any other competition. Any materials can be used but computer generated entries will not be accepted. Please do not mark the front of your artwork, but on the back add your name, age, contact details and title of your work.
Closing date: midnight GMT 31 July 2019.
No changes can be made once entries have been submitted.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winners will be contacted by email or post and announced at the City Museum, Winchester on Sunday 29th September 2019.