Poetry Comp


What Remembrance means to you...

The VC Gallery’s poetry competition  

2020 is the theme of Remembrance. What does this mean to you?  

The VC Gallery’s Poetry Competition 2020 is the theme of 'Remembrance.' What does this mean to you? Is it in the broad sense of the word? Reflecting on a memory? Or is it how we often perceive the word at The VC Gallery, remembering those fallen in conflict around the world? Whatever it means to you we want to read your thoughts! 

To enter please download the form and return to us to be judged by poet Helen Grant.

The VC Gallery endeavours to reach out to the Armed Forces Community in Pembrokeshire and those struggling with isolation currently. Founder Barry John MBE said ‘ we are delighted that The Arts Council of Wales has funded our work and we are hoping that this poetry competition brings out people’s creativity at this difficult time’.  The VC Gallery’s Poetry Competition, starting from the 9th September and open until 24th October invites people to submit poems on the theme ‘WHAT REMEMBERANCE MEANS TO YOU.’ It’s free to enter at any age, with two categories, under 15 and 15 and over.

​First prize will be original artwork by resident artist Nina Camplin and a book voucher, and runner up prizes of book bundles with all winning work exhibited in The VC Gallery, Bridge St, Haverfordwest where there is a permanent Remembrance exhibition of artwork which is open to the public.

​Local Poet Helen Grant is the competition’s judge who said that ‘this competition hopes to honour remembrance in a medium people may not have tried before. I’m excited to see how the theme of remembrance will be interpreted as it means such a range for so many people. Poetry is one of the most powerful tools for cathartic release and connection within a community and beyond; a positive experience for a wonderful cause.’

The terms and conditions can be found below:


1st Place -  Nina Camplin original artwork of your choice plus a book voucher from Victoria Bookshop. 

2nd Prize -  A book bundle 3 poetry books.

3rd Prize -  a book bundle of 2 poetry books.

All winners will be on display in our Bridge Street gallery within our permanent Remembrance  Exhibition.

1) Submit 1-3 poems per person.

2) poems must be 40 lines maximum. 

3) They can be submitted in English or Welsh.

4) Deadline 24th of October 2020 at 5pm.

5) Age categories under 15/ 15 and over.

6) Winners will be announced 4th of November and both categories will receive. 

Deadline 24th of October 2020 5pm

win an original painting of their choice by Nina Camplin