About The Contest

Liz Ferrets

Liz Ferrets was a Sheffield spoken word performer and poet who sadly passed away in 2016. 

We are a group of her friends who want to celebrate her life and her writing.

So, we are holding a poetry competition in her memory.

1st Prize £50

2 x runners up prizes £25

We are inviting entries from poets in the UK.

Send us your best poem – 40 lines max.

There is no entry fee 😊

There is no specific theme but if you check out 


you can get an idea of some of the things Liz loved including David Bowie, magic, fairies, ferrets (obviously!) and witches.

The competition is open from 7th November 2019 to midnight 4th January 2020

The judges are:

Kate Garrett

Sez Thomasin

Rachel Bower

Please send your entry to:


Please make sure your name is not on the attachment

The winners will be announced at an event at The Showroom in Sheffield on the evening of Monday February 17th, which should have been Liz’s 60th birthday, and where winners will be invited to perform their piece.

Liz was passionate and outspoken about social justice. Entry to the event will be free but we will ask for donations towards Assist – a Sheffield charity which helps destitute asylum seekers by providing accommodation, advice and other support to those in most need or distress.