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Brechin poets have until December 31 to pen a poem about Brechin and have a chance of winning £1,000.

The competition, run by United Press is free to enter and is open to all UK residents.

All you have to do is send a poem about life in your own home town or area to “Local Poem”, United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB, visit www.unitedpress.co.uk or call 0844 800 9177.

The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as one line) and 160 words each.

“Your entry can be about something or someone from your home area,” explained a United Press spokesman.

“We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we’re expecting some great entries from Brechin.”