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Budding writers could be in with a chance to see their poem published in a souvenir programme to commemorate Notts Armed Forces Day.

On Saturday 29th June, Nottingham will play host to the fifth Armed Forces Day National Event - a day to celebrate the outstanding work undertaken by the Servicemen and women who make up our Armed Forces, past and present.

Organisers are inviting primary and secondary school children aged seven to 18 to take part in a poetry competition on the theme of ‘Hats off to our Heroes.’

Winning entries, no longer than 100 words, will get a £50 voucher and will have their poem published in the official Armed Forces Day souvenir programme.

Entries should be sent on email to jean.jackson@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or posted to Learning, Engagement & Collections Team at Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, c/o Communities Courtyard, Wollaton Road, Nottingham, NG8 2AD by Thursday 28th March.