This year’s Prize is on the theme of ‘Home’. It’s open to poets aged 10 to 13 who live in the UK or Ireland. Entry closes midnight on 31 July 2016. Full details: http://www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk/
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Closing Date: 31-Jan-16
Calling all writers between the ages of 5 and 18 from the UK – enter the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition. This new competition, launched in partnership with Agincourt 600, commemorates 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt, a landmark conflict in European history. This battle looms large in our imaginations for lots of reasons, including the scale of the French loss and the acclaim that was lavished on the victorious Henry V. We’re looking for poems which delve into Agincourt’s history and legacy to explore the battle afresh. The judges for the competition will be Agincourt 600, the Poetry Society, and Daljit Nagra, and prizes will be awarded in two categories for primary-level and secondary-level entrants. The overall winner in each category will receive a certificat e, £100 in book tokens and a day of poetry workshops at the winners’ school.http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2015/10/28/agincourt-600-young-poets-competition/
Also from the Poetry Library website: Closing Date: 06-Feb-15. For adults and children/young people. Details:Poems of up to 40 lines inspired by an object displayed or theme interpreted at the museum. Prizes: The winner of each category will receive a season ticket to the museum valid for a year. Winning poems will be displayed in the museum and published on the museum website. Highly commended poems will also be displayed in the museum and may be published on the museum website. Judge: Hilda Sheehan. Categories: 16 years old and above, 11-15 years old, Under 11s.
Entry Fee: £0
Contact: For more information and entry see the website:
Another one from the Poetry Library website. It looks like this is not only for UK-based poets (but please do check!). It’s free for children and young people (first poem only, then a small fee – see below) – ages 11 and under, and 12 to 17. Closing Date: 09-Jul-15. All adult submissions have a fee.
Categories: 17 and Under/ 11 and under. Judge: Deryn Rees-Jones. Theme: Any. Prizes: Young People: 12-17: First Prize: £100, Second Prize: £50, Third Prize : £25. Children: (11 and under): First Prize: £25 book token, Second Prize: £15 book token, Third Prize: £10 book token. All winners get a chance to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2015.
First poem free to enter for children and young people than £1.50 for each additional poem.
Contact: For entry and more information see website:http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/
Free entry to this UK competition, which asks for poems of six lines or less by 21st November 2014, about the Suffolk Heaths. Entrants must be children, living in the above areas. More information by the judge here: http://poetrywivenhoe.org/?page_id=539 Or on the main website here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/snape/b/snape-blog/archive/2014/09/26/our-children-39-s-competition-39-wild-and-wonderful-heaths-on-the-suffolk-sandlings-39.aspx Photos and art are also accepted!
Call-out for poems by young people for a new anthology, to be edited by fab poet, Rebecca Goss. Link above.