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.
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