I've received details about the Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition for 2011, being judged by Carole Satyamurti.
Poems no longer than 50 lines. You need an entry form to go with your £3 entry fee and you can find the pdf form and details here. (just scroll down the page) The closing date is the 30th April 2011. There's also a Sonnet Competition too.
(You'll also find other poetry events and competitions on the above link.)
If you want to see the winners of the Ware Poets 2010 competition then look here.
Now I have to admit I can't write poetry- and yes I have tried- once. Perhaps I'll try again when I'm older...