Poetry Contest!

April 2014 Poetry ContestMothering Matters Online Journal is sponsoring a poetry contest for kids ages 6 to 14!

The poem must be original – completely your own work.
The subject? Anything you like.
How long? Any length and any style of poem. 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 place: 50-Fr. gift certificate from Orell Füssli

Second place: 40-Fr. gift certificate from Orell Füssli

Third place: 30-Fr. gift certificate from Orell Füssli

Honorable Mention: gift certificate to Füürwärch Pottery Studio in Dübendorf

Handwritten submissions must be sent to Mothering Matters in care of Carol McDonald (address below) by 16th May, 2014. Please include child’s name, age, address, school and phone number. Winners will be announced on 30th May, and winning poems will be 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!

Original illustration by Susana Gutierrez

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