Poetry competition: The James Hogg Ballad Awards

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15 June 2015
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The challenge for this year's contest is that the subject matter of the ballad must be within the last 50 years ...
The challenge for this year's contest is that the subject matter of the ballad must be within the last 50 years
The James Hogg Ballad Awards are run by Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival. Two winners will be awarded £500, and there are also two £100 prizes for the best ballad by an unpublished poet and the best poem in the Festival area (TD7 postcode).
Ballads may be between 20 and 200 lines. They must be original and unpublished, and may be written in contemporary Scots, Dumfries or Galloway dialect, or English.
There is a fee of £5 per entry.
The closing date is 30 June.
The Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival will take place from 14 to 20 September.

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