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Journeying Poetry Competition 2023

Journeying Poetry Competition 2023

Thursday 14th September 2023
David Gleed

Welcome to the third annual Journeying Poetry Competition

This year's theme
Poems of any length are invited and should follow a theme of Soul Friends.

Getting your entry in
Entries should be emailed to and arrive no later than midnight (GMT) on Saturday 21st October 2023. The winning entry will be announced on the 15th December 2023. 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 winning poet will receive a first-place 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, Social Media platforms and in Sharing the Journey, the newsletter of Journeying.

The Judges
David Arkell is the Organist at Sherborne Girls' School in Dorset, where he teaches music theory, accompanies the choir, and rehearses with pupils for their exams and concerts. He has been on several Journeying holidays. Favourite pastimes include hill-walking and cross-country cycling. His book of poetry 'Divine Loves' was published in 2019.

Phil Craine is a member of the Journeying team and appreciates a fine poem! He is inspired by pilgrimage and the opportunities it offers to deepen faith and fellowship, whether along the Camino or on the Triskelion Way in his native Isle of Man.