Tartan Treasures poetry competition

The closing date for the Tartan Treasures Poetry Competition is fast approaching so, if you’re a poet and you know it, remember to send in your entry!

Entries must be submitted by Friday, February, 21. As the organisers are keen to highlight the considerable poetic talent that naturally flows through Scotland’s DNA, they are reminding poets of all ages not to leave it too late to submit their poems.

The Tartan Treasures Poetry Competition is part of the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2014 and is organised by Angus Council.

It is open to non-professional poets from across the globe, with categories for adults, secondary school pupils and primary school pupils. Poems can take any form but must be a maximum of 40 lines long and, to join in with the Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations, must reflect the theme: ‘What Scotland Means To Me’.

After the closing date, a panel of expert judges will select a winning poem from each category. The three winning poets will each receive a Kindle Fire and the winning poems will appear in the local Angus County Press newspapers and be featured on the Tartan Day Scotland Facebook page and at www.tartandayscotland.com, being read by professional storytellers.

To submit your poem to the Tartan Treasures Poetry Competition, visit www.tartandayscotland.com/treasures or pick up a Tartan Treasures competition leaflet at libraries, museums, leisure centres and ACCESS offices across Angus – and ensure your poem is submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 21 February 2014.

Further information about The Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2014, which takes place across Angus from April 5 to 13, is available online at www.tartandayscotland.com. To keep up to date with the latest news about the Tartan Day Scotland Festival, ‘like’ the Tartan Day Scotland facebook page.