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Poetry Competition Rules

Please read the Rules and entry form BEFORE you enter.

The competition is open to anyone aged between 7 and 16 on the 31st of March in the year of the competition.

There are 2 Groups:

Group 1 is Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 in Junior School

Group 2 is Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 in Senior School

Poems must not exceed 40 lines and entries must be in English.

Poems must be typed on one side only of one piece of A4 paper in no more than two columns.

The entry should be anonymous with no author name nor year group on the paper. 

The A4 Entry is to be accompanied by and attached to the entry form.

Poems must be entirely the work of the nominated child and should be original and should not have previously been published nor entered into other competitions.

The closing date of the competition is the 15th December 2016.

The local lions clubs will administer the competition.  The club will confirm receipt of the entry, arrange for judging and announce winners.

The winners of Club competitions will then be entered into a District competition to take place before the 31st of January in the following year and a prize will then be awarded to the winner of each age group.