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2013 Poetry Competitions/Contests
Calling all creative bear lovers
To mark the 20th anniversary of Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson's first visit to a bear farm, we're holding a national poetry competition and we hope you'll feel inspired to pen a poem in honour of our brave, beautiful bears.
Judging the poems with Jill will be the Poetry Editor of "The Daily Express", William Hartston and actors Peter Egan (also an Animals Asia Ambassador) and Rula Lenska.
To encourage you to enter, Rula has written a little poem of her own that she hopes will help to inspire you:
It’s hard to believe
It's hard to believe how a human could dare ...
To cause pain and suffering to a beautiful bear...
Synonymous with childhood and cuddles and sleep
This cruelty of humans really does make me weep.
I thank god they have saviours who continue to fight
In the face of such monsters no matter what and …in spite!
All animals have a right to a life that is free …
Just like all of us people like you and like me ...
I pray that the world will soon open its eyes
And the bears will be safe neath the heavenly skies ...
So fight for their rights ... And give them your voice ...
Because we are still lucky ...
We have freedom of choice.
We have two entry categories - one for adults (aged 17 and over) and one for young people (aged 8 - 16) and the winner of each category will receive an exclusive mounted photo of a bear with their poem, signed by Jill, Rula and Peter. Plus there's a chance that "The Daily Express" will publish the overall winning poem.
The winning entries will be read to supporters by Peter Egan and Rula Lenska at our Gala Evening on Thursday 13 June at the London Rowing club.
And the winning poems plus a selection of best entries will be published on our website and in our UK print newsletter.
Amphibian populations worldwide are in the midst of a mass extinction crisis, yet most people are completely unaware! We need your help in getting the word out. This contest will raise awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested. The best frog poems will be used in a book of frog poetry that will be sold to raise money for amphibian conservation efforts. This book will feature artwork from our concurrent SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest.