Young People’s Poetry Competition 2017

There are only two weeks left to enter the Chiswick Book Festival’s Young People’s Poetry Competition 2017 – the deadline to receive entries is Monday 5 June.

Entries must be sent by post with the application form. Emails are not accepted. Now in its seventh year, the Young People’s Poetry Competition is free and open to children aged between 8-12 years. See last year’s winners, and what the judges said about them.

Young people are invited to write a poem at home, or at school, about whatever appeals to them.

Poems can be on any topic area : 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.

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.

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

So sharpen your pencils, fire up your brain cells and get writing.

May 21, 2017

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