Announcing: Poetry Contest – The Forest!

Mothering Matters is sponsoring a poetry contest for kids in Switzerland ages 6 to 14!

The poem must be original – completely your own work, and be about THE FOREST – anything about forests: the animals, the insects, the trees, the darkness, the light, a picnic, a hike…

How long? Any length, and in any style: limerick, sonnet, rhyming, free verse, haiku, etc.

Your poem may include an illustration, though that is not required.

Poems will be judged in the following age categories: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14. The following prizes will be awarded in each age group:

  • First prize: 35-franc bookshop gift card
  • Second prize: 30-franc bookshop gift card
  • Third prize: 25-franc bookshop gift card

Handwritten submissions must be sent to Mothering Matters in care of Carol McDonald (address below) by 20th May, 2016. Please include child’s name, age, address, school and phone number.

Winners will be announced on 30th May, and winning poems will be scanned and published on our website.

Questions? Please email Carol at

Send submissions to:
Carol McDonald
Kürbergstrasse 51
8049 Zürich

See previous winners:

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