Deadline: 21 June 2017. Write Out Loud’s Milestones poetry competition has a special section for the under-16s. The competition will be judged by Brian Patten, a renowned children’s author as well as legendary Liverpool poet. Write Out Loud is running the competition in association with the Milestone Society. Milestones in your entry poems can be physical or metaphorical, and you can focus on one single milestone or a host of them.