COMPETITION RELAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER 2019
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Suffolk Young Poets Competition. One of the UK’s oldest poetry showcases for children’s writing, since 1989 the Competition has received nearly 37,000 entries – extraordinary for just one county.
DATE CHANGES & WHY
In 2019, while we search for new long-term funding, we are taking the opportunity to move the dates of the Competition so that it runs over the school year. This means we won’t have the annual problem of tracking down students who have moved school or changed class. And the teachers who inspire the winning poems will still have the outstanding young poet in their class! We hope our reasons make good sense and that you will be excited by the return of the Competition next school year.
COMPETITION DATES 2019-20
Put these dates in your diary and share the news. The Suffolk Young Poets Competition will open for entries on Monday 30th September 2019 and the submission deadline will be Friday 14th February 2020. The Prizewinners event will be held at The Cut in Halesworth on
Thursday 19 March 2020.
COMPETITION RELAUNCH AUTUMN 2019
Look out for the Competition’s relaunch this autumn when we hope to be running a series of creative writing workshops around the county, to help generate lots of new poems to be entered for the 2019-20 prize. If you’d like to find out about having a Poetry People workshop at your school, contact:[email protected]
For more information about the Competition
Poetry PeopleThe Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8BY
[email protected] • 01986 872033 www.poetrypeople.co.uk