We don’t usually promote competitions, but when we were asked to mention this, it was an easy choice. A former flatmate of mine was helped greatly by an ME support group, so I’m happy to do anything I can to raise awareness. Here are the details in the organisers’ own words
OMEGA is the, Oxford Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Group for Action. We Are a support and campaign group for ME/CFS sufferers and their carers in Oxfordshire.
We would really appreciate your help in encouraging people to take part and bring our competition to the attention of as many people as possible.
Poetry from the Bed: Life with ME/CFS
(1) It is open to everyone in Oxfordshire
(2) It is for original unpublished poetry on the subject of life with ME/CFS.
(3)We are asking for one or two poems, maximum 300 words each.
(4) There are three categories: Under 11 years, 11 – 18 years and Adult.
(5) There are first place and runner up prizes for all categorieslisted, plus contributors will have the chance to have their poetry published by OMEGA.
How to enter
Please send the poems (maximum 2) by 12th Feb 2012 with name, contact details and category. By e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Poetry Competition,4 St Denys Close, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8NJ. I will send you a poster in another e-mail. It would be really great if you have the poster in your zine and on your website.
For more information on OMEGA and ME/CFS please go to www.oxnet.org.uk/omega