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Hallmark's search for Twittermantics

Internet & BroadbandIf you want to woo your loved one this Valentine's Day, why not consider writing a romantic poem? Better still, why not write it on Twitter?

Not only will you be able 'to put down in words' how adored your beloved is, but you could also be in with a chance of winning a luxury break for two, thanks to Hallmark.

The greetings card company is looking for wannabe poets to express their love in the form of verse.

The only snag... you have just 140 characters and it needs to be posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The entries, which can be "funny, soppy or plain old romantic" will be judged by an online public vote and a panel of experts, including poet and published author, Christine Miller.

Hallmark said the best 'Twittermantic' (that's a romantic Tweeter, apparently) will not only get to spend two nights with their loved one, but they'll also have their work featured on a 2011 Hallmark Valentine's Day card that will be available for the public to purchase through Hallmark's website.

Jon Taylor, from Hallmark Cards online, said: "It's really simple to enter; all people need to do is follow Hallmark Cards on Twitter and then compose a verse in 140 characters or less, making sure they include Hallmark in their tweet entry."

The Twitter Verse Competition closes on January 31.

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