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THE CATERPILLAR POETRY PRIZE 2019 IS NOW OPEN! 

‘Winning The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is all shades of wonderful! The Caterpillar is such a unique and inspired magazine.’ Coral Rumble, 2018 winner

You can read Coral's poem 'Mustafa's Jumper' in this article in the Irish Times.
 

About the Prize

The prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11)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! 

 
 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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