Shepton Snowdrop Festival Poetry and Photography Competition

On behalf of the Shepton Snowdrop Festival, via Jane Hunt

We are delighted to announce the launch of a Poetry Competition as part of the February Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival. This is for you if you have ever written a poem or enjoyed reading one in your school days…or since.

The Competition will be for poems written on the theme of snowdrops – the essence of the Festival. The Festival and the Poetry Competition celebrate the life and work of a snowdrop breeding pioneer – James Allen – who lived in Shepton.

The winning poem will be chosen by Deborah Harvey, an established poet (see below). There are three classes – for ages 6-11, 12-16 and over 16s. A formal awards ceremony will be held as part of the Festival on 19 February in Shepton, when Deborah will announce the winners, and even if you do not win, the writers of a number of selected poems will be given the opportunity to read out their poems. There is no entry fee for submitting poems.

The keen photographers among you will also be interested in the Snowdrop Festival Photography Competition, again with three classes (Under-16, Over-16 and Camera Club members). And on Sunday 15 January we are holding a Workshop on Photographing Flowers which will offer top tips from the Mid-Somerset Camera Club.

There is much more information about the Competition (and about the related photography competition and workshop) on the Festival’s website ( – go to ‘Competitions’ at the top of the page. This also leads to the entry form. The Poetry Competition closes at midnight on 15 January 2017 – so do not delay putting in your entries.

Any requests for more information or queries to


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