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Last post for poems

This is a last call for entries to this year's Poems to Post! competition, run by the Scottish Book Trust and sponsored by the Royal Mail and TES Scotland. It closes on May 31.

To mark National Poetry Day on October 10, the Scottish Book Trust will publish a set of eight poetry postcards on the theme of "Celebration", one by the Poems to Post! winner.

Fifty thousand copies of the winning poem will be printed. The winner's school will receive two days of poetry workshops led by Glasgow-born poet and storyteller John Rice. Four runners-up win pound;25 book tokens.

Only one poem per pupil may be entered, each a maximum of 16 lines in English, Scots or Gaelic (with English translation). Clearly written or typed entries should be sent with details of the poem title, pupil's name and age, school name, address, telephone number and contact teacher's name to Poems to Post!, Scottish Book Trust, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1BG. Call 0131 229 3663 for more information.

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