Entry form: Wordsworth prize for young poets

The Wordsworth family are once again inviting young people at schools throughout Cumbria to enter their poetry competition. This is open to all pupils in primary and secondary schools and sixth-form colleges.

The theme this year is RENEWAL and may be interpreted in any way that the writer wishes.

Poems must be submitted as a Word document, double spaced and no longer than one side of A4.

Each entry must carry:

The name and age of the writer (not their school year)

The school that they attend

A contact email address from a relevant teacher at the school.

Entries should be submitted as an attachment and emailed to: poetry@rydalmount.co.uk

before the deadline of Friday May 20.

The poems will be judged during the summer and an award ceremony will be held at Rydal Mount in the autumn term. The winner receives a trophy, a £50 cash prize, and his or her name will be added to the roll of honour in Wordsworth’s drawing room at the house. The winning poem will also be displayed there for all visitors to see. There will be other awards for runners-up and highly commended.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s