Just Write It! Calling all Young Writers

Enter the Young People’s Poetry Competition 2013

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey with competition organisers - at 2011's competition. Picture: David Beresford

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Young People’s Poetry Competition 2012 Opens


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Thinking of ideas for things to do over the half-term holiday? Why not write a poem?

Now in its third year, the Young People’s Poetry Competition is free and open to children and teens aged between 8-13 years. The deadline is in two weeks’ time on 10th June 2013. Entry is by post only, email copies are not acceptable. You can enter via your school or individually.

Poetry Competition Entry Form

Download an individual application form rules and poetry writing tips here.

Poems can be on any topic. Young people are invited to set their imaginations free and write a poem at home, or at school, about whatever appeals to them.

Last year 178 pupils from fourteen local schools participated and more schools are set to join the Competition this year. There are certificates for winners in each year group.

The 2011 winners won front row tickets to see Michael Morpurgo speak and in September 2012, the winning children saw Cressida Cowell, author of ‘How to train your dragon’, at The Chiswick Book Festival. Disney Junior sponsored special goody bags for and all the winning poems were displayed in the front window of Waterstones Chiswick.

For more details, contact Nicola Kelly at nicky.kelly@chiswickw4.com


May 29, 2013