How good do you think you are when it comes to penning the inner workings of your heart? And do you think you could do it in less than 150 words? That’s the challenge we’re putting to you ahead of Valentine’s Day as we search to find the most romantic poem.
Our ‘Verses for My Valentine’ campaign aims to encourage people to put their thoughts into poetry when writing something special to their loved ones. Rather than writing a clumsy Valentine’s Day message or borrowing cheesy lines from your favourite RomCom, we are challenging people to craft a beautifully thought-through verse that really expresses their emotions. These verses can be created in any genre, from a traditional romantic verse to a witty rhyme.
All entries received will be judged by a panel of leading experts including the Poetry Society and a well-known TV psychologist. Our favourites will then be included in Interflora’s Little E-Book of Verse published on our website www.interflora.co.uk, alongside entries from some professional poets. One lucky participant will also receive a brand new iPad Air 2!
If you’d like to take up our challenge (and we hope you do!), all you need to do is construct your most creative verse in less than 150 words and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight Tuesday 27th January 2015. Please also send us a dedication (if you wish), a photograph of yourself and your twitter handle for inclusion in our E-Book.
We would love you to join us in our quest to find the best verse writer!
The (Not So) Small Print
•This competition prize is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Interflora British Unit, or any its subsidiary companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected to this promotion.
•To qualify for entry into the competition write an original and unpublished romantic verse in less than 150 words and send it to email@example.com before midnight Tuesday 27th January 2015. Please also send us a dedication (if desired), your blog URL and twitter handle.
• Entries received after the closing date of midnight Tuesday 27th January 2015 will not be accepted.
•There is one main prize. The main prize consists of a New Apple iPad Air 2, Apple A8X, iOS 8, 9.7”, Wi-Fi & Cellular, 64GB.
•Interflora’s top 20 entries will be published in the Interflora Little E-Book of Verse on our website on Monday 9th February 2015.
•By entering this competition you give permission for promotional activity around this competition to be used by Interflora British Unit. You also give permission for your poem and the personal details you submit (i.e. name, twitter handle and blog URL) to be published in our Interflora Little E-Book of Verse on www.interflora.co.uk and www.interflora.ie.
•Interflora’s top 20 entries will be determined by an independent panel and selected based on creativity, originality and romantic appeal.
•The overall competition winner will be chosen by an independent panel on Monday 2nd February 2015 and contacted via the email address provided. The winner will be required to respond to that email within 48 hours in order to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in a new competition winner being drawn.
•Prizes will be delivered within 10 working days of the competition winner confirming their preferred delivery address.
•No purchase is necessary.
•The prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be given.
•Entry is deemed as acceptance of the terms and conditions.
•These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.
•This competition is run by Interflora British Unit.