Could you be the next Parkinson’s Art Poet of the Year?

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Entries are invited for this prestigious, annual poetry competition. Our theme this year  is “Empowerment”. Empowerment comes in different ways, at different times, in ways both visible and invisible. The theme is open to a wide variety of interpretations.  In choosing the winners, the judges will be considering to what extent the theme has been addressed, even though we know this will offer tremendous scope for personal responses. We are looking for vibrant, emotionally honest writing with an impact , which shows confident control of structure  and powerful use of language. 

This is an open competition - everyone is welcome, including International entries.


  • Multiple entries are allowed.

  • £8 per poem or £20 for three.

  • Poems should be no longer than 40 lines and predominantly written in English.

  • There should be a clear connection with the theme.

  • All entries must carry the title of the poem, the name of the poet, and the entry number.

  • Entries should be submitted using Arial font size 12.

  • Nothing else in support of the poem or poet should be submitted.

  • Submitted work must be your own.

  • Poems must be original and should not have been published before, whether in print or through online outlets.

  • Copyright remains with the creator, however, Parkinson’s Art reserves the right to publish the content on it’s website and social media platforms.

  • The judges’ decision is final.

Submission process:

  • Tickets must be purchased first, see below. Your order number is your entry number

  • Once you have brought a ticket and received your order number, please email your submission to

  • Remember to include your name and entry number

  • Every submission will be acknowledged. Please check your spam folder if you have not received an acknowledgement within 24hrs

  • Entries now being accepted. Closing date is Oct 31st (12 midnight UK time)


The winner will be announced on Nov 13th 2021 via the Parkinson’s Art website

Winning prize is £500 - winner takes all.



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