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World Land Trust gallery limerick competition: last call for entries!

28 March, 2013 - 16:17 -- World Land Trust
Edward Lear's illustration of his Old Man with a Beard limerick
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There’s just one more week  to go for World Land Trust gallery’s limerick competition, which ends at noon on 5 April 2013.

"We have had a great response to the competition," said Christina Ballinger, who is coordinating the competition on behalf of World Land Trust gallery. "We’ve had 50 limericks submitted so far, and we’d love to have more entries from any budding poets out there!"

The gallery launched the competition earlier in the year to coincide with an exhibition of wildlife prints by Edward Lear, illustrator and nonsense  poet.

The author of the competition’s winning limerick will have a chance to meet comedian, author and Britain’s best loved bird watcher, Bill Oddie.

Joining Bill on the judging panel are Simon Barnes, a regular columnist in The Times, and Martin Kiszko, composer, screen writer, and author of Green Poems for a Blue Planet. Both Bill and Simon are members of World Land Trust's council.

World Land Trust (WLT) opened its gallery in Halesworth just over a year ago. The purpose of the gallery is to display wildlife and landscape art, and to raise awareness of environmental conservation through the arts.

Entries to the competition must conform to the established five line limerick format, and the theme should broadly reflect WLT's mission, history or activities. Limericks can be submitted via WLT's website or facebook page, by email, by post or in person at the gallery.

More information

The closing date for entries is noon on Friday 5 April 2013 (British summer time).

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