A Fabulous Poetry Competition for Children

I am editing an anthology of poems for children to be published by Random House in 2014.

I would like to include five poems by children and I am inviting primary and intermediate schools the length and breadth of New Zealand to enter poems.

The five winning poems will be included in A Treasury of New Zealand Poetry for Children.

The five winning poets will also receive a copy of the book.

Conditions of Entry
*Eligibility: Year 3 to Year 8 students enrolled in NZ schools
*Closing Date: April 30th 2013
*Send to: Paula Green PO Box 95078 Swanson Waitakere 0653
*Please include: Name of student and school, school year, age, contact name and email address of teacher on entry form
*Poems can be on any subject, in any form but no more than 20 lines.
*The poem must be original and the work of the student.
*Copyright remains with the individual writers. Random House reserves the right to publish the prize-winning entries without further payment.
*Schools will be notified of the results by June 30th 2013.
*Entries must be accompanied by an entry form (please print form below).
* Further queries: paulajoygreen@gmail.com

Please print clearly.

Name of School:
Contact teacher name and email:
Please confirm that this is the original work of the student:

First Name:
Last Name:
School Year: 3 4 5 6 7 8 (please circle)
Title of Poem:
Name and Phone Number/Email address of a Parent/Guardian:

13 thoughts on “A Fabulous Poetry Competition for Children

  1. Darnia Hobson

    Hi Paula, My daughter just stumbled across your blog. I run a large Chch homeschool group of around 190 families (Homespun Learning) . May we enter as a school?

    Kind regards, Darnia

  2. Paula Green Post author

    Hi Darnia
    I love those unexpected stumbles! That’s fine to enter. Just send all entries to my post box and attach an entry form with each poem. Your students can also enter the weekly challenges on Poetry Box. Send these to my email address.



  3. SJ Main

    Hi can I enter a poem not via a school as I saw this and thought of a poem my daughter wrote last year. I don’t want to have to try and organise for it to be sent via her school as she changed schools this year and didn’t write it at the new one, so they are not aware of it. Regards Suzanne

    1. Paula Green Post author

      That’s fine but you will need to put the details of her new school and teacher. I look forward to reading it. She may like to enter challenges on Poetry Box too and add comments!

  4. soojin choi

    Hello, my son would like to apply this competition individually.
    Does it need to be the original handwriting? Or re typed by word on computer is ok? We just have been aware of this blog and competition, and happy to be able to encourage my son by this. Thank you.

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