New Square’s 5th Birthday Poetry Competition!

To mark New Square’s 5th birthday, we want local young people to put pen to paper and write a poem celebrating West Bromwich!

The competition is open to budding wordsmiths aged 18 and under who feel inspired to express their love of where they live in rhyme. The poems can be long or short, a limerick, verse or Haiku, as long as it captures the spirit of West Bromwich anything goes!

The winner will receive £200 in gift cards and two runners up will each get £100 to treat themselves at their choice of stores including The Entertainer, Primark and Next. All three poems will also go on permanent display at the shopping centre, as part of our 5th birthday celebrations, with the top 20 entries being published on Facebook and made available for download as part of a ‘virtual poetry book’ to commemorate the anniversary. The three winners will also be invited to New Square to see their poems unveiled for the first time!

Entries should be submitted by email to or sent by direct message to New Square Shopping Centre’s Facebook page before the competition closes on Monday 20 August. All entries need to include the name and age of the person who wrote the poem, as well as contact details for their parent or guardian. The judges will then select the three winners to be announced in early September before their poems go on display at the shopping centre. Happy writing!

Ts and Cs for Express and Star Competition

New Square prize draw competitions are only open to residents of Great Britain at the time of the competition opening. Failure to comply with any part of this clause will disqualify the respective entry from the competition.

All entries must be received by 26 July.

Only one entry per person will be accepted and counted towards application.

Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and New Square reserve the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.

The winner will be selected by an independent 3rd party and the winner will be contacted after the competition closes.
The winning prize is up to 4 x £50 gift cards from stores at New Square *please note, it must be a store than provides gift cards.

The promoter will not be liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The promoter takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, the promoter’s liability under or in connection with the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions shall be limited to the value of the prize in question.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, the promoter shall be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the prize draw competition or any other prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by a participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and the promoter and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Where a prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the promoter reserves the right to substitute that prize for a prize of equal or higher value.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the promoter’s reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.

The promoters decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Copyright in all entries shall be owned by the promoter.

These terms and conditions and the competition prize draw are governed by English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Promoters are New Square and Trumpet PR and Design.