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Journeying Poetry Competition 2021

Journeying Poetry Competition 2021

Wednesday 8th September 2021
David Gleed

Welcome to the first Journeying Poetry Competition!

Poems inspired by a pilgrim-journey to one or other of the Christian pilgrimage sites of Britain and Ireland, or by a longing to undertake that journey, are invited for the first Journeying Poetry Competition.

Getting your entry in
Entries should be emailed to and arrive no later than midnight (GMT) on Saturday 23rd October 2021. The winning entry will be announced on the 15th November 2021.
Just one entry per person. There is no charge.

Keep it original
Entries must be original and not previously published elsewhere. All entries will be judged anonymously. Copyright remains with the author.

The prize
The winner will receive a first competition certificate signed by the judges and a ten percent discount on any one of next year's holidays from Journeying. The winning poem will be published on the Journeying website and Social Media platform.


David Arkell
Pilgrim poet, just retired from teaching after 30 years, now working
in Dorset as Organist and Choir Director at a rural village church.
David's book of poetry 'Divine Loves' was published in 2019.

Iain Tweedale
Writer of Celtic Blessings and a Director of Journeying.