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Do you have cancer? Or do you know someone who is or has been affected by it?

If so, submit a poem today and help save the lives of others!

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in our society, affecting many lives from all over the world. So, to show our support in helping to contribute towards this worldwide important cause, Realistic Poetry International will host a contest in which the theme is: Cancer Awareness.

Submission Guidelines

The proceeds earned from this event will be donated to an organization, CureLeukemia, investing time, money, and resources into curing and fighting Leukemia.

The winner of this contest will win $100.00, and a gold Realistic Poetry International trophy.

All poems about cancer are accepted 

Poems can be any length

All languages are accepted

Multiple submissions strongly suggested

Early entry(s) strongly suggested

Winning poem will be chosen by Jessica Hempshall (Contest Judge)

Poems will be judged by Realistic Poetry International judges. The winning poem will be chosen by Jessica Hempshall. 

Email submissions not acceptable

Deadline: 08/01/2017

Help us save lives! Make a donation today.

If you would like to contribute to CureLeukemia with an additional donation, we encourage you to do so. Cancer is real and affects us all in one way or another. Use your poetry to make a difference! And please be sure to share this contest with all of your friends and family! 

Note: Submit your poems early, as they will be posted in the order received.

Jess Hempshall's Writing Challenge

Gold Cancer Awareness  
Realistic Poetry International 

All donations collected will be given to CureLeukaemia!

 ​All contest entries will count as a $1.00 donation.

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Why supporting Cure Leukaemia means so much to me:
Cure Leukaemia is a charity based in Birmingham, UK. They provide clinical trial drugs that are world firsts for blood cancer patients that have exhausted standard treatment. It is one of the charities that saved my friend Fiona's life, after she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in 2013. 

Thanks to the work of Cure Leukaemia, my friend has been in remission since 2014. Although we'd been speaking online for a year before her diagnosis, we'd never met in person at this point, but despite this I wanted to make sure I was there for her. We finally got to meet for the first time in 2015 and I was taken aback by how positive and happy she is, despite everything she's been through. It's completely changed my outlook on life. Ever since meeting her I've wanted to do everything possible to support the charity.

I did a sponsored charity haircut last year to raise money, but they have a big appeal happening this year; they need to raise £1m by the end of this year to expand the Centre for Clinical Haematology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where the treatment takes place. The appeal is called the '£1m Centre Appeal'. Having heard many patient stories, I have been so inspired and touched by the charity.

Around 12,000 people a year die from blood cancers in Britain, equivalent numbers to those who die from breast cancer. The prospect of survival for many adults with blood cancers is still less than 50%.
There is an urgent need for
leukaemia patients to access new, potentially lifesaving drugs so that they can share in the remarkable progress that is being made in so many other cancers.
The battle against
leukaemia has already achieved a number of important victories. In 2001, and following significant trials, pioneering drug Glivec was given approval by the FDA in America, and has since transformed the lives of many people with chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML).

“I'm Jess, a 20-year-old Catering Services Operative from Yorkshire, in England. I've had a lifelong love of writing (all thanks to my Grandad!) and I hope to one day write for a living. I hope to use my passion to help raise much-needed funds for a fantastic charity, Cure Leukaemia!”

All donations collected will be given to CureLeukaemia!


You can find out more by visiting Cure Leukaemia's website:  http://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk

Jessica Hempshall
(Contest Judge) 

All donations collected will be given to CureLeukaemia!

 ​Join us in the fight against cancer! 
Make your donation today.

 ​Donations are optional (NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER CONTEST)​​

Show your support for cancer awareness and donate $25! You will receive a certificate in honor of your donation and you’ll be helping to support a good cause!
Go above and beyond and show that you truly care about those affected by cancer. Donate $50!!! You’ll receive a certificate and a Realistic Poetry International Awareness trophy.
For those who understand just how important it is to raise funds for charities that dedicate their time and lives to making real changes in the world, donate $100 today! This could be your opportunity to make a big difference.

Every person that donates will receive a certificate, trophy, and a personal ‘thank you’ from the Realistic Poetry International owners and featured judge, Jess Hempshall.

All donations collected will be given to CureLeukaemia!


Realistic Poetry International is not associated with CureLeukaemia in any way. This contest is to raise funds for an important cause. We thank you​ for your participation and support!