The prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11)
The poem can be of any length and on any subject.
Anyone can enter, as long as they are over 16.
We are delighted that the prize will be judged by Brian Moses. Cited as ‘One of
Britain’s favourite children’s poets,’ Brian’s poetry books and
anthologies have sold over 1 million copies. He was commissioned by CBBC to
write a poem for the Queen’s 80th birthday, and he is Reading Champion for the
National Literacy Trust & Co-director of the Able Writers’ Scheme, which he
founded in 2002.
Previous judges include Chrissie Gittins and John Hegley.
There is a fee of €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.
You can enter online, or you can download an application form – both on the column to the left.
We will accept payment by cash or cheque (euro/dollar/sterling) made payable to 'The Moth Magazine Ltd' or via PayPal.
The Winning Poem
The winning poem will be published in the summer 2019 issue of The Caterpillar and the winner will receive a cash prize of €1,000.
You can check out previous winners here, where you'll find links to their winning poems, published in the Irish Times.
Enter online here, or download an entry form here.
The best of luck!