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.
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
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.’
You can read all about it in the Irish Times.
HOW TO ENTER
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and
The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you
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
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
of the competition before you enter.
CLOSING DATE 31 MARCH 2018
00 353 (0)87 2657251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more