19 Sep

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Poetry Competition

Thursday 28th September 2017 is National Poetry Day.  What can you expect?

  • All staff and students are encouraged to come to school with a poem in your pocket.
  • Look out for the Poetry Quiz at break.
  • A treasure hunt involving rhyming riddles will challenge your brains during lunchtime.
  • Will your favourite poem be read aloud at Poetry Corner at lunchtime?
  • And more…




Monday 25th September 2017

See rules for details.

Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition Rules

We recommend all entrants read the rules carefully before entering. If you have any questions please see Miss R-A Williams.

Rules: General

  1. The competition is open to anyone in Years 3 to 13.
  2. The closing date of the competition is 3 PM (UK time), 25th September 2017.
  3. There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judges.
  • Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  1. Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.
  • The competition organiser reserves the right to change the judging panel without notice and not to award prizes if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified.
  1. The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor Miss Williams will enter into any correspondence.

Rules: Poems

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
  2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries must be on the subject of Freedom.
  3. Poems must be the original work of the entrant.
  • Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition before 28th September 2017.
  1. Handwritten entries cannot be accepted. Posted entries should be typed and printed in black ink on A4 paper at a minimum type size of 12pt. Poems may span two pages but pages must not be double sided. Entries can be double or single spaced. Please do not staple pages.
  • Entries must be written in English or French.

Rules: Winners

  1. Prizewinners will be notified by the end of October 2017 at the latest but, ideally, on National Poetry Day, 28th All winners will be required to provide a biography and photograph.
  2. All entrants will be notified about the outcome of their entry by the end of October 2017.
  3. The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the poems, by entering the competition, grant Focus School the right to publish their poem in a creative writing anthology.