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Children’s Poetry

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
31 March 2018
Entry: 
Any adult poet can enter a single unpublished poem written for children Entry fee €12
Prize: 
€1,000 Prize

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children. Anyone can enter the competition - from anywhere in the world - as long as the poem is original and unpublished.  Read more

Emma Press poetry and prose open submission

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Closing date: 
10 December 2017
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally but you have to join the Emma Press Club No entry fee
Prize: 
Publication

The Emma Press has launched an open submissions call for pamphlet proposals, for both poetry and prose, for adults and children. The submissions window will close on 10 December.  Read more

Old Possum's Children's Poetry Competition 2008

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Closing date: 
20 October 2008
Entry: 
The Children’s Poetry Bookshelf is asking children aged 7-11 years to write a poem on the theme of ‘Work’, linking with the theme of the UK's National Poetry Day 2008 Poems must be no longer than 25 lines.
Prize: 
Cash prizes and books will be presented to the winners, with memberships of the Children's Poetry Bookshelf for their schools.

Eligible age groups: 7-8 and 9-11

Closing date 20 October 2008

The Children’s Poetry Bookshelf is asking children aged 7-11 years to write a poem on the theme of ‘Work’, linking with the theme of the UK's   Read more

Winchester Writing Festival Competitions 2016

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Closing date: 
13 May 2016
Entry: 
Open to all, whether or not they attend the Festival itself Entry fees various
Prize: 
Various

Winchester Writers' Festival
Friday 17 June - Sunday 19 June, 2016
University of Winchester, Hampshire
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CLPE Poetry Award 2014

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Closing date: 
28 February 2014
Entry: 
Poets who have published abook of children's poetry in 2013.
Prize: 
Winning it

The CLPE is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK and is run by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

The judges will be chaired by the eminent poet Roger McGough. Roger will be joined by the 2013 winner George Szirtes, Chris McCabe from the Poetry LibraryExcellent library containing 80,000 volumes on the London South Bank, which covers all twentieth century poetry published in the UK and much in translation. Any UK resident can join. Useful Archive and Lost Quotations feature. www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/index.html Currently running survey about setting up free access poetry magazines library, which you can find at www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/, Anne Harvey, Poetry anthologist and Charlotte Hacking, CLPE's expert teacher.  Read more

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