Calling All Young Writers

Enter the Young People's Poetry Competition 2014

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Stuck for ideas for things to do over the Easter holiday? Why not write a poem?

Now in its fourth year, the Young People’s Poetry Competition is free and open to children and teens aged between 8-12 years. The deadline for entries is 9th June 2014. Entry is by post only, email copies are not acceptable. 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 Poetry Competition 2014 certificates are awarded, within each of the five year groups, 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 the older age groups. 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 186 entries were received from 13 local primary and secondary schools. Alongside regulars including Orchard House School, Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School, Southfield School and St Augustine’s Priory, the competition welcomed entries from West London Free School, Cavendish Primary School and St Mary’s R.C. School. Disney Junior sponsored fabulous goody bags for all the winners and the winning poems were displayed inside Waterstones Chiswick for all to enjoy.

So what’s stopping you, budding writers? Get writing!

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March 31, 2014

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