Reopening 2017. This free competition is open to anyone 16 or under living in, or attending school in, Essex. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories, 7 and under, 11 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under. The title ‘Essex Young Poet of the Year’ will be awarded to the overall winner. Age is taken into consideration when making this award.
There are prizes in first, second and third place in each category, and an additional prize to the overall winner. In addition, approximately 30 of the best entries will be published in a children’s poetry anthology.