Peterborough Poetry Prize

“As part of Queensgate’s 40th year celebrations, the shopping centre is launching a community poetry competition to find out ‘What makes us happy’.


The winning entries, from three categories, will be added to a time capsule that will be buried later this year with other items of significance and historic value. Each winner will also receive a £50 voucher and all entries will be displayed in the centre for everyone to enjoy.The theme for the competition is ‘what makes us happy’, which has been chosen to recognise the joyous events of 2022 following the relaxation of Covid restrictions, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Queensgate’s own 40th anniversary.

Queensgate has created a template that entries must be written or typed on. The template can be downloaded here or collected from the Customer Service Desk, near Ernest Jones.

Entries must be in by 30 June and handed in to the Customer Information Desk or posted to: 40th Poem Competition, Centre Management, Long Causeway, Peterborough PE1 1NT. Alternatively, please email all entries to or use the form below

There are three categories for entry and there will be one winner per category. These are:
  • Up to year 6
  • Year 7-11
  • Over 18s