Closed, reopening 2020. With a different theme each year, this poetry competition is open to UK and Ireland residents aged 7+ years. Winners in each category receive a goody bag, and there is plenty of chocolate for the runners up.
The competition has three categories:
- 7-11 year olds
- 12-17 year olds
- 18 years and over
The subject for 2019’s competition was ‘How can chocolate change the world?”. This was deliberately chosen to encourage entrants to think about the global cocoa industry, from the environmental and social effects of cocoa farming, to the dominance of large corporations in the chocolate market, as well as the impact of radical social enterprise players like Divine Chocolate.
Leading the judging panel was Inua Ellams in the English language category and Casia Wiliam in the Welsh language category.