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The deadline for entries to the Young People's Poetry Competition 2015 is next Monday June 8th. Entries must be submitted with the application form.

Now in its fifth year, the Young People's Poetry Competition is free and open to children aged between 8-12 years.

Entry is by post only, email copies are not acceptable. Please send entries to: Young People's Poetry Competition 2015, c/o Neighbour Net, The Courtyard, 4 Evelyn Road, Chiswick, W4 5JL. Entries postmarked Monday 8th June will be accepted.

You can enter via your school or individually but poems cannot be accepted without an application form attached.

You can download a copy of the rules and application form, by clicking here.

Schools can also enter a number of pupils into the competition, by clicking here.

Special Chiswick Book Festival certificates are awarded, within each year group, for ages 8-12.

Children can write about any topic that interests them, the only stipulations are that each poem should be the child's own work (with no parental help) and is limited to a maximum of 25 lines. Poems should be hand-written, although typed copies are acceptable for Year 7 entries. Young people are invited to write a poem at home, or at school, about whatever appeals to them.

Don't know where to start? Here are some tips about writing your own poem .

The Chiswick Book Festival will run from Thursday September 10th  to Monday September 14th 2015: see Chiswick Book Festival website for more details.


June 5, 2015