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To celebrate the centenary of Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter, pupils aged 10-14 are invited to submit up to 300 words by May 31 (no poems, please) about a wild or domestic animal. First prize: Pounds 400 to the school, Pounds 50 to the pupil. Details: Henry Williamson Society, PO Box 4, Easingwold, York YO6 2YR.


Poet Maureen Duffy, who has written frequently about the effects of war, is one of the judges of this Wilfred Owen Association competition - closing date of May 31. The first, second and third prizes are Pounds 100, Pounds 75 and Pounds 50. Send an SAE to: Eileen Norton, Mahim, 69 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5AT.


Frontier Publishing is offering a Pounds 500 prize to the first person who can identify the poets behind 14 quotations and a copy of The Green Book of Poetry to 20 runners-up. Closing date: June 1. Answers and winner's name will be published in Noticeboard on June 9. Send SAE to Poetry Quiz, Frontier Publishing, Windetts, Kirstead, Norwich NR15 1EG.

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