The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children. Anyone can enter the competition - from anywhere in the world - as long as the poem is original.
We are delighted to announce that Chrissie Gittins will judge The 2018 Caterpillar Poetry Prize. Chrissie’s first two collections of poetry for children were shortlisted for the CLPE Award and three are Poetry Book Society Choices for the Children’s Poetry Bookshelf. Her poems have been animated for Cbeebies TV and are widely anthologized.
‘Chrissie knows just what words can do: she makes them dance, sing, sit still for a moment and then leap across the page with joy!’ Ian McMillan
The winning poem will feature in the summer 2018 issue of The Caterpillar.
John Hegley said of last year's winner, 'Auntie Aggie' by Janet Turner, ‘The story flies straight and trusted and there are many incidents of delight – and ‘bum’ and ‘pants’ seemed necessary, not merely decorative.’
HOW TO ENTER
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.
You can enter online
or send your poem(s) along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form
or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of poem(s) attached to: The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland.
Please remember to read the rules
of the competition before you enter.
CLOSING DATE 31 MARCH 2018
Call 00 353 (0)87 2657251 or email email@example.com for more details.