Entries are invited for the Nature Poetry Competition 2014 run by the RSPB and The Rialto, Britain’s leading independent poetry magazine. “The term Nature Poetry will be given a very wide interpretation” by the judge, Simon Armitage, who is one of the most acclaimed and successful poets writing in English today.

First prize is £1,000, second prize £500 and the third prize a place on a creative writing course at Ty Newydd, Wales’ National Writers’ Centre. Entry fees are £6 for a first poem, £3.50 for each subsequent poem. Closing date March 1st, 2015. Winning poems will be published in The Rialto.

Details from http://www.therialto.co.uk and http://www.rspb.org.uk