LIPPfest Poetry Competition

LIPPfest 2011 Poetry competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first ever LIPPfest poetry competition. Entries close on July 14th 2011. Winners will be announced at a special event at the festival on September 24th.
This year’s judges are Pat Borthwick and Mike Barlow

• 1st Prize £ 250.00
• 2nd Prize £ 150.00
• 3rd Prize £ 100.00
• The Leeds Prize £ 50.00 (for those within a Leeds ‘LS’ postcode)
• All prize/award winners will receive a poetry
book from the LIPPfest book fair.

Entries are £4 per poem or 3 poems for £10.

To enter, go to  and click on Competitions

All profits made from this competition will go towards supporting independent presses through our annual LIPPFest festival and other festivals throughout the country. Readers for LIPPFest this year include Fiona Sampson, Peter Sansom, Kei Miller, Amanda Dalton, Sarah Hymas, Helen Mort and Clare Shaw.

 There is also a link to Chapman and Scarecrow on my Home Page


14 Responses to “LIPPfest Poetry Competition”

  1. Vera Hazelgrove Says:

    Hopefully you will enter too?
    Best wishes for this competition!

    Vera & Karley

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Oh I will enter Vera.

      Not with any expectation of winning, but more to support the festival. We need all the support we can get for the small publishers who help to keep poetry alive.

      My best wishes to you both


  2. christine Says:

    This sounds very interesting, and something for you to enjoy.

    I can’t imagine feeling confident enough to enter a poetry competition.

    Lots of love
    and a big hug



    • belfastdavid Says:

      Ah Christine, why not enter.

      Your poetry is good enough and you will be helping support a wonderful event 🙂

      Big hug and lots of love to you too


  3. Good luck 🙂

  4. 🙂 Nice of you to think so. I will ponder about it!

  5. Hi David,

    The LIPPfest sounds like a great event and a great way to put the spotlight on poetry. I hope it is a resounding success for all involved and *fingers crossed* for you for your entry! 🙂


    • belfastdavid Says:

      Thank you Tikarma,

      There are going to be a number of events making up LIPPfest between now and the end of the year – The two guys behind it are doing a wonderful job and deserve all the support they can get.

      There is no reason why you should not enter the poetry competition!! 🙂


  6. David,

    This sounds like so much fun, and all to a very good cause! I wish the organizers much luck in making this a successful venture. And, of course I hope you win! Okay, I expect you to win. *grin*

    Above all, have fun!

    Much love,

    • belfastdavid Says:

      *Big Smile*

      That’s what it is all about Shirley – enjoyment!! 🙂

      And as I said to you on Facebook there is no reason why you should not enter.

      Much love

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