Law Poetry Competition

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Creative Dundonians are being invited to commit their thoughts about one of the city’s most loved landmarks to verse.

The first Dundee Law Poetry Competition has been open since July and asks writers with an attachment to the city to try to capture what The Law means to them.

Entry is free but limited to two previously unpublished poems per contributor. No changes can be made to poems once they have been submitted and no feedback will be provided.

With a view to helping local writers submit more poems the Heritage Project has organised a poetry workshop called ‘Up the Law’. With tips and techniques for poetry writing, the
workshop will run at the Conference Room in the Central Library, the Wellgate Centre, from 2 to 4pm on Monday 13 November. It is a free event open to all, whether experienced or novice writers.

Submissions can be emailed, as an attachment, with contact details in the mail, but no identifying details in the attachment to or by post on A4 paper with no identifiers within the text of the poem itself with an accompanying sheet of contact details to Community Participation Officer, Camperdown Courtyard Office, Camperdown House, Camperdown Park, Dundee, DD2 4TF.

All poems will be read and all will be judged anonymously.

Entries must be submitted by December 31 2017. For more information please call 01382 431849 or email

There will also be a special junior category for poets under 18 years of age.

The competition is being held by the Dundee Law Heritage Project which is part funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has already carried out path and step renovation, and a new website is in development with plans for wildlife habitat management also in the pipeline.

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