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Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition returns for Valentine’s 2011

BRADFORD, England Jan. 19, 2011 After the huge success of last year’s Twittermantic competition, which saw more than 600 entries, Hallmark Cards is again giving the UK’s wannabe Shakespeares the chance to show off their poetic side in a national creative writing contest, launching today. But in the true spirit of a modern day Romeo or Juliet — the romantic verse must be composed in just 140 characters on the popular social network site, Twitter! Valentine’s Day

February 14th Christine Miller

Jon Taylor

"We had a great response last year with some truly brilliant entries and people really embraced writing verses on Twitter. So we are again asking the great British public to show us how romantic they can really be! Text speak or clever abbreviations to honour the word limit is perfectly fine, what’s important is that it’s original and most importantly – romantic! We’ll also be publishing regular hints and tips on our blog and Twitter page as well as inspiration from the pros. Remember – funny, soppy or purely romantic, we want them all, so get writing!"

William Clark Christine Miller

Valentine’s Day

Christine Miller

"The principle behind Twitter and its 140 character ‘tweet’ poses a great challenge for people to be the most romantic in the fewest words – nevertheless, often the most moving messages are striking in their brevity."

The Twitter verse competition aims to bring creative writing to the masses with the contest open to everyone in the UK – from complete novices to quality amateur writers. The only criteria is that the verse must be the individual’s own work.  

William Clark Valentine’s Day

"My heart is as big as a lake, my love as deep as the ocean, 13 years now, I will always give you my devotion

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Editor’s notes:


Established in the UK in 1958, Hallmark Cards is the UK’s leading greeting card publisher. As well as greeting cards, Hallmark also produces related products such as wrapping paper, gift bags, social stationery, and gift products.

William Clark

William Clark

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He claims to be the discoverer of the true origin of the term "limerick", (not yet published) and it is not what you might think!

About Christine Miller, MA FRSA

Christine is a business and personal growth strategist who shows people how to create richer, more fulfilling and compassionate lives so that they spend more time doing what they love and loving what they do.


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SOURCE Hallmark Cards PLC

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