Deadline 9th April


A Poem to Remember Competition

A Poem to Remember

A new national poetry competition to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Inspired by the war’s famous poets, they are seeking poetry that honours those affected by service and pays tribute to humankind's capacity to cope with adversity.

The best five entries will be chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by historian Dan Snow, and then go to a public vote, covered by national media.

The winning entry will be read out by HRH The Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony this summer to mark the gift of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre to the nation. The poem will be displayed prominently in perpetuity at the Centre.

The competition is open to everyone aged 17 and over.

The overall winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize, with four runners-up receiving £500.

Poems must be no longer than 25 lines. 

Closing dates for entries is 23.59pm on April 9, 2018 

Entries can be submitted in 3 ways: 

• Via a secure online form here
• Emailing a Word or PDF attachment to
• By post to: A Poem To Remember, PO Box 74616, London, SW6 9LB

(If submitting by email or post, please put your contact details on one page, and your poem, its title and your date of birth minus the year [e.g. 25/12] together on another page).

 Please read the full competition rules and terms and conditions before entering on the DNRC Website: