This year, young people aged 7-25, from anywhere in the world, are invited to take part in Love the Words, an online competition in celebration of International Dylan Thomas Day.

Simply download the opening paragraphs from Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood below, cut up the words, use them to create your own poem, take a photo, and share it with the world on Twitter. Use the hashtags #LovetheWords and #DylanDay so everyone can see your poem! And use the same hashtags to see everyone else’s, too.

The competition is open for entries from 9.00 am on Wednesday 15 March until midnight on Friday 5 May. Poems may be in either English or in Welsh.

A selection of entries will be chosen by Hannah Ellis, the grand-daughter of Dylan Thomas, and showcased on the Discover Dylan Thomas website on International Dylan Thomas Day, Sunday 14 May.

Do you love the words? Then join us in celebrating their magic for this year’s #DylanDay!


The illustration ‘Love the Words’ is by artist Lee R. Jones

Love the Words - English Flyer
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Love the Words - Taflen Cymraeg
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Dylan Thomas - Under Milk Wood
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Dylan Thomas - Dan y Wenallt
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