Shortlisted entries will be printed in a booklet of Chiltern Arts Poetry 2020, and the winning poems will be announced and read at the Chiltern Arts Festival Youth Music and Arts Day on Sunday 1st March 2020.

Competition Theme: Overcoming Diversity

The Chiltern Arts Festival 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by celebrating artists, musicians and other creatives who have overcome adversity.

The 2020 Poetry Competition invites you to explore a situation in your own life, or the life of someone who has inspired you, in which the phrase ‘overcoming adversity’ resonates.

All entries have now been received.
Thank you and good luck!