The descendants of William Wordsworth invite entries from your pupils for the annual Rydal Mount Wordsworth prize for young poets.
All students at Cumbrian schools are eligible to take part. The theme this year is “New Beginnings”, which can be interpreted as the writer wishes. The winning poem will be framed and displayed alongside the work of the great poet in his former home, for thousands of visitors to see.
There is also a cash prize, and certificates for all who take part.
Entries should be typed in 12 or 14 point font, double spaced, and no longer than one side of A4 paper. Each entry should carry at the top of the page the name and age of the writer, and the school they attend. Entries which do not have these details cannot be put forward for judging.
They should be saved as individual Word documents, with no illustrations or artwork, please, and emailed as attachments to:
The closing date is Friday March 22. All who enter will be invited with parents and/or teachers to the award ceremony at Rydal Mount on Thursday May 9.