Sunday, 18 August 2013

2013 Poetry Competition for Children

We've agonised and argued over the theme for this year's poetry competition and as a result are rather later launching it than intended. But it's here at last and the theme is...

Big drum roll...

Family members

We chose families as the subject for the poems because everyone has a member of their family that they adore, or who annoys them so much they secretly hope he (it's usually a brother) will be adopted.

So it's time to sharpen your pencils and your wits, take a long hard look at your relatives and get writing. You can write a funny poem or factual poem, a sad or a silly poem, a poem expressing your love or your hatred of the person you've chosen.

Even better, you can pick any relative who you think would look good in one of your poems... mum or dad, a brother or sister, uncles and aunts, grandparents or great grandparents.

There are a few really simple instructions that you need to follow to enter, which you can find on page devoted to the 2013 Children's Poetry Competition. Now that's a coincidence!

We're really looking forward to reading all your wonderful, weird and wacky poems, so get scribbling.