Deadline For Poetry Competition Looms

Last chance to enter Young People's Poetry Competition 2014

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The deadline for entries to the Young People’s Poetry Competition 2014 is next Monday June 9th. Entries must be submitted with the application form.

Now in its fourth 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 2014, c/o Neighbour Net, The Courtyard, 4 Evelyn Road, Chiswick, W4 5JL.

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

Download a copy of the rules and application form

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 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.

June 6, 2014

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