The format for the 2018 Children’s Poetry Competition has now been established. As in previous years the event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Chichester in association with Waterstones
Booksellers of Chichester who will collect the entries and
issue entry forms where necessary.
The competition is open for entries on Monday 22nd January 2018 and closes on Saturday March 24th 2018. Children living or being educated in West Sussex are eligible to enter.
There are three age categories 5-7, 8-11 and 12-15 years. There are three prizes in each of the age categories. These are in the form of Book Vouchers and/or vouchers for goods at local shops that sell products of interest to children. The nominal value
of the prizes in each category is:
1st prize £90, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £30
An award ceremony will take place in April 2018 where the prizes and certificates of merit will be presented by the Mayor of Chichester. Winning poems will then be posted on this website.
The poems will be judged by the prize winning poet and author, Emma-Jane Hughes, Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Chichester University.
There is a fee of one pound for each entry that will be donated to charity. However, the competition is primarily focussed towards fostering creativity and international understanding and this is reflected in the theme of the competition which is:
“The Place I would like to Visit”
Poems can be based on any place, country or even continent anywhere in the world but NOT in the United Kingdom.
Entry forms and competition rules may be printed from this website and are also available from WATERSTONES in Chichester.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors:
The Trefoil Trust
John Wiley and Sons
Rotary Club of Chichester
The rules and entry form are shown below and may be printed from this PDF document