Democracy Week: Poetry Competition

Leading into Jersey's third annual Democracy Week (26-30 September), a poetry competition called Island Views is asking Islanders aged 11 and over to capture what they hope Jersey will look like in four years' time, at the end of the new States Assembly's tenure. There are two categories, one for 11–18-year-olds and another for those aged 19 and over.

Entrants will have their work displayed in the Royal Square and will be given the opportunity to perform their poem in the Square as part of the Corn Riots Festival. The competition will be judged by a panel encompassing the Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, and President of Scrutiny Liaison Committee, Deputy Sam Mézec. Winners will be announced at an event held in the Royal Square on Friday 30 September. First prize is a £100 Waterstones voucher, and the two runners-up will each receive a £50 Waterstones voucher.

To take part in Island Views, entrants have until midnight on Sunday 25 September to email their poem to statesgreffe@gov.je. Poets should include their name and contact details and indicate if they are in the 11-18 or 19+ category. One poem written in any form can be submitted, but it must not exceed 40 lines.

Click here for the competition rules, terms and conditions and privacy statement.



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