Poetry Contest: Growing

Poetry_contest-01Mothering Matters is sponsoring a poetry contest for kids ages 6 to 14!

The poem must be original – completely your own work, and be about GROWING – any kind of growing, real or imaginary, plants, people, etc.

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

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 26th May, 2015. Please include child’s name, age, address, school and phone number. Winners will be announced on 12th June, and winning poems will be scanned and published on our website. Poems will not be returned.

Carol McDonald
Kürbergstrasse 51
8049 Zürich

We thank you for your support of Mothering Matters and look forward to lots of creative writing from young poets!

Illustration by Laura Munteanu

One thought on “Poetry Contest: Growing

  • May 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    What an amazing illustration! Laura M., it’s perfect!


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