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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:13:00 AM) Post reply

    John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: £1,000, shared by the poet and his or her school, four tickets from St Pancras to Paris, Brussels or Lille for each of the top three entrants.
    Free entry.
    Poems on the theme of 'place' by poets aged 10-13 on 31st July.

    Visit website for more: betjemanpoetrycompetition.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Suffolk Young Poets

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Book tokens and the chance to perform at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Any poem by a child living in Suffolk.
    Entry fee: Free entry.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrustorg
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Wells Festival of Literature

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: £500, £200, £100 for poetry and short stories; £100 and reading by agent and publisher for crime novel. Local prize £100.
    Entry fee: £5.
    Poetry, up to 40 lines.

    See website for more: wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Foyle Young Poets of the Year

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Publication in an anthology, mentoring, Arvon writing residency.
    Free entry.
    Poetry from writers aged 11-17.

    Email: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk
    Website: foyleyoungpoets.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - The Elmet Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank, Second prize - Weekend retreat at Ted's House, Mythrolmroyd, Third prize - £50
    Entry fee: £5 per person
    Judges: Lucy Burnett

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:11:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - Young People's Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First prize in each category - £100, Runners up - £50
    Entry fee: Free.
    Judges: Katrina Naomi

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

    Closing date: 25th July,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, an invitation to read at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: None stated.
    A first full poetry book collection published between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrust.org
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org/aldeburgh-first-collection-prize/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition 2014

    Details:
    Judge: Andrew Motion. Prizes: £500, £200 and £100. Poems should show imagination, skill and originality. They may be on any subject. They must not exceed 40 lines in length.
    Entry Fee: £5
    Closing Date: 31st July 2014

    Contact: For full details and online entry visit: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk or phone 01749 678411

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014

    Details:
    Poetry competition open to 11-17-year-olds from all over the world writing in English, with whatever level of experience. Judges: Grace Nichols and Simon Barraclough. The top 15 winning poets will have their poems published in an anthology in March 2015, which will be sent out to more than 22,000 people worldwide, making it one of the largest circulated poetry anthologies in the world. The top 15 poets will attend a week-long residential creative writing course at the prestigious Hurst Arvon centre in Shropshire, where they will be tutored by this year's judges, or receive a visit to their school from a professional poet, followed by one to one and distance mentoring (age dependent) . The 85 Commended Winners will receive book prizes and a year's Youth Membership of the Poetry Society
    Entry Fee: £0
    Closing Date: 31st July 2014

    Contact: Full details about entry can be found online: www.foyleyoungpoets.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    Details:
    The theme is 'a sense of place' and our aim is to encourage children aged 10 to 13 years to look at their surroundings more keenly as well as to be inspired by reading and writing poetry. The first prize is a £1000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of their school) as well as four Eurostar tickets. £50 book tokens are awarded to commended entrants. Junior/primary schools entering a whole class will receive a copy of The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse on receipt of entries and secondary/senior schools, The Rattle Bag. We organise eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition. The judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford.
    Entry Fee: £0
    Closing Date: 31th July 2014

    Contact: An online entry form can be found at www.betjemanpoetrycompetition.com

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