Budding poets – you’ve got until Friday to submit your work for the latest Farmers Weekly poetry competition.


We want you to submit an original work, of any length and in any style, on the theme of “celebrating farming and the countryside”.

We’re running the competition to mark the publication of Our Common Ground by the Royal Agricultural College, a collection of more than 100 poems celebrating farming and the countryside.

British poets have been inspired by the countryside for generations, so if you think you could be the next Wordsworth, Wilde or Larkin, then this is a great opportunity to showcase your talent.

The best 10 (as judged by Farmlife and RAC librarian, Peter Brooks) will win their own copy.

Email your poem to fwfarmlife@rbi.co.uk along with your name, address and telephone number.

Entries must be received by Friday 8 April and you can enter up to three poems.