Betjeman Poetry Prize for 10-13s

Scottish Makar Jackie Kay
9 January 2018
Young poets, start writing! Let your imagination run wild... and write a fantastic poem on the theme of place

The Betjeman Poetry Prize is a competition for children and young people aged 10-13 living anywhere in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. 

This year, the challenge is to write a poem on the theme of 'place'.    

Enter now at www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk   

Don't delay! Deadline 31 July 2018. 

Six brilliant reasons to enter

  1. The 2018 judges are the incredible Scottish Makar Jackie Kay and award-winning poet Zaffar Kunial
  2. The top fifty poems are printed in the BPP 2018 anthology
  3. Finalists read their poems on National Poetry Day in front of an audience at St Pancras Station, London!
  4. The winning poet receives £500, and £500 for their school.
  5. All finalists are invited on a Betjeman Poetry Camp in Spring 2019.
  6. Every teacher who enters their class joins a prize draw to win a poet visit.

Enter now at www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk    

Don't delay! Deadline 31 July 2018.

About the Betjeman Poetry Prize

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 British Isles 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 of ‘place’. Connection to place is central to John Betjeman’s work and our theme aims to encourage young people to look closely at their environment and to question where they come from and who they are.

Enter now at www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk    

Don't delay! Deadline 31 July 2018.

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