The Betjeman Poetry Prize
Open to 10-13 year old poets in the British Isles and Republic of Ireland.
Deadline: JULY 31st
1st Prize: £1000 (£500 to winner and £500 to the English department of school Winner).
2 runners-up: £50 each.
3 highly commended entrants receive a book token.
Founded in 2006, on the centenary of former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman’s birth, the Betjeman Poetry Prize is a charity in the education sector working with partners across the United Kingdom to promote literacy, foster creativity and provide a platform for new voices from the next generation.
The writing competition invites entries from 10 -13 year olds across the British Isles, who must write on the theme: A sense of place. Where do you feel you belong? Do you have a secret place that makes you feel safe, happy, fulfilled? How do you feel when you are at home? Describe your favourite park, or building, beach or a street; capture in words what that place means to you.
Entries judged by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and poet Rachel Rooney.
ENTER ONLINE at www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk