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