The Christopher Salmon poetry extravaganza is returning.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘’memories’’ and is open to Wirral residents of all ages.

Both winners and runners up in each age category will be awarded cash prizes and will be given the chance to attend a workshop with renowned local poet John Hughes. The prizes will be presented by Mr. Hughes at an awards evening for the winners and their families at Birkenhead Town Hall. 

Only one entry per person is allowed and will need to be returned by 19/01/2018.

You can submit your entry using the entry form. Details of how to send in your poem can be found on the form.

Full details of this year’s competition and official entry forms will be available from Wirral libraries and on the charity’s website, 

The annual poetry competition, now in its 8th year, began as a tribute to former Calday Grammar School student Christopher Salmon who tragically lost his life to a rare streptococcal infection in February 2009, aged just 15.