The best five entries will be chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by historian Dan Snow, and then go to a public vote, covered by national media. The winning entry will be read out by HRH The Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony this summer to mark the gift of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre to the nation. The poem will be displayed prominently in perpetuity at the Centre.
The WOA are proud to support the competition alongside The Poetry Society, Poet in the City, the War Poets Association, The Soldiers' Charity, Help for Heroes, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Style for Soldiers, and Walking with the Wounded.
UPDATED JUNE 2018:
The winning entry has now been chosen and can be found here on the DNRC website. The WOA would like to congratulate the winner of the competition and look forward to sharing two of the runner-up poems in the next issue of our Journal.