Open, closing 5 June 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, book tokens, and there is plenty of chocolate for the runners up. In 2020, the prizes also include a film of your poem being read by this year’s guest judge, Onjali Raúf, winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019.
This year’s theme is “Where does the chocolate journey begin?” The key ingredient in chocolate is cocoa. Most of the cocoa you eat comes from the rainforests of West Africa, where farmers tend their cocoa trees on small family farms. This is where the chocolate journey begins.
The competition has three categories:
7-11 year olds
12-16 year olds
17 years and over