Your poetry carved in stone

Beaumont Park's Beautiful Poetry

…..where art meets nature

We are inviting you to be a part of what we believe will be a unique experience at Beaumont Park in Huddersfield. We are creating a permanent Poetry Trail using 25 poems sourced through an open-to-all competition.

We are the Friends of Beaumont Park (FoBP),  and in association with Kirklees Council and The Huddersfield Literature Festival invite you to be a part of this new, very special community project.

The 25 locations throughout our 20+acre heritage Grade II listed Park where we need poems will be created from the 5 top poems in each of five categories within the competition.

Some of England's finest poets, including Ian McMillan, Ges Walsh, Julia Deakin and Winston Plowes are helping to create Beaumont Park's Beautiful Poetry Trail, by providing examples of their poetry, and assisting with the judging;

FoBP are a community based, registered charity entirely run, organised, and managed by volunteers; who assist collaboratively with Kirklees Council in regenerating and developing Beaumont Park into a very beautiful, unique and special place in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

The competition ends at midnight on 25th December 2015; entry is free; come and have a go. Each poem needs to be a maximum of 12 lines; but the next time you walk in the Park you could turn a corner and YOUR words might be mounted in the Park for you and everyone else to see.

In addition to having their poem mounted within the Park, there are book voucher prices for each of the winners of the 5 categories; and all 25 winning poems will be published in a book of Poems and Photographs of Beaumont Park which will be sold to raise future funds for projects within Beaumont Park.

The awards will be presented on Saturday 5 March 2016 by Joanne Harris; bestselling author of Chocolat, The Gospel of Loki and many other novels.

Full details including the Application Form and Terms and Conditions of the Poetry Competition can be found on the Friends of Beaumont Park website  on the Beaumont Park's Beautiful Poetry page.

For any queries please email