The Poetry competition is now open.
This year's theme will be 'Where will You be and What will You see in One Hundred years from now '
The title to be 'One Hundred Years'
The Poetry has now been judged at the Young Ambassadors Competition on the 7th January.
This Poetry competition is open to all ages up to the age of 16. So go to the schools and clubs and youth clubs to see if they would like to take part, go sell ourselves out there. We also have a NEW Essay Competition, so please have a look at the new page and consider whether you can encourage schools with visually impaired students to take part.
Why not take part in this Poetry Competition?
We do need more entries from the clubs, so why not have a go this year and see how well you could do.
Year group is entered on the entry form as that is the only way we will be taking them in the future, Thank you
There is a cash prize for the Winners.
No entries received this year for this group
Beyond the Moon by Rhiannon Clement (age 13) Sponsored by Sandown & Shanklin Lions
Up in the sky, way up high is something unique
Michael, Edwin, Neil have all been there, yes that's right it's Space.
Up in space are Stars each one sparkles bright.
Millions and millions who ever knows how many could be there.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
The further away from the Sun you go the colder it will be
Humans cannot go out there otherwise they'll freeze.
All these things are beyond the Moon what else could there be.
Up in Space there are comets each one shooting past.
Up in Space there have been rockets each one zooming fast.
Galaxy's are wondrous things, all different colours like red, blue and green.
Up in Space is full of mysteries and is full of lots of History.
All these things are Beyond the Moon let's hope we will discover more soon.
Please go out and promote yourselves in schools, there is no cost to you for this competition.
Well done to all who took part in the Poetry competition, please consider taking part in this competition as it will give you great PR and gets you involved in your local schools and youth clubs.
Practical guide for clubs
1. Print off the Application Form and rules for as many outlets as you wish within the resources of the club. These can be distributed ad-hoc via a local newspaper, youth groups or school.
2. You have from now to the 15th of December, so please take a look and visit the schools and clubs to promote this.
3. When you get a reply, make out the form as above and give each entry a unique reference number which should be prefixed with your club name.
4. Dependent upon the number of overall replies received, we will have winners at 1 or 2 levels (Club or Zone) which can then go forward to a District Final which could be held together with the Young Ambassador Final in January, a final decision being made at the January Cabinet meeting if needed.
5. As stated in the notes to the Club Youth Officer, the rules are open - the end objective is for as many clubs as possible to find a young person to write a poem. Individual youth officers in each club are asked to find their own best method of promoting the competition and selecting a winner.
Good Luck with your task!