THE Great Kington Limerick Competition is underway, and poets that know it have a month to compose the winning verse.

Kington Museum’s Robert Pritchard, who organises the competition with Castle Hill Books, is hoping for originality – but not indecency – from the entrants.

He said: “The funnier, the cleverer, the better, but not too rude, please.”

The poems – five-line verses with a distinctive rhythm, and often nonsensical or risqué subject matter – will be entered into adult, secondary or primary school categories with group winners earning £5 and the overall winner claiming £20.

Entries should be submitted either to the bookshop in Church Street or to the museum in Mill Street by September 1.

For further information contact Castle Hill Books on 01544 231195, or at , or the museum on 01544 231748 or at .