Young People's Poetry Competition


CAN YOU WRITE A TERRIFIC POEM??

Last year the answer was definitely  YES.

You can find out about last year's competition here

 

THIS YEARS COMPETITION

CAN YOU WRITE A TERRIFIC POEM??

Yes! Then enter the second year of this exciting competition for Tenbury Area Young People for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

 

WHO CAN ENTER?

The competition is open to any young person of primary or secondary age living in or near to Tenbury Wells, and will be judged in two age categories:

  • Primary: 7-11 years (Year Groups 3,4,5 and 6)
  • Secondary:12 – 17 years (Year Groups 7,8,9,10 and 11)
ENTERING THE COMPETITION

Find out how to enter here, and read the competition rules here
 

WHAT WILL I WIN?

The winners and runners up in each age category will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner: £50 + a presentation book
  • Two runners up: £20 + a presentation book

In addition, there will be a group of commended poems and all these will receive a certificate. The winning poems and both runners up will be invited to read their poems at a presentation evening on September 7th.


WHAT SORT OF POEM CAN I WRITE?

  • Your poem can be in any poetry style, and on any theme
  • It does NOT have to rhyme but does have to contain ‘interesting’ language and ideas.
  • Your poem should be a maximum of 40 lines and short poems will be viewed just as favourably as long ones.