IF – Oxford Science and Ideas Festival children’s science poetry competition

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Closed April 2020. This festival is looking for poems in any poetry style, about science. It is free to enter for 5-16 year olds based in Oxfordshire who are at school or homeschooled. It will be judged in three age categories:

  • School Year 2 and below (i.e. Key stage 1)
  • School Years 3 – 6 (i.e. Key Stage 2)
  • School Years 7 – 11 (i.e. Key Stages 3 and 4)

The winning poem and two runners up from each age category will be performed at a special event at the new IF Festival of Science and Ideas. Winning poems will be published online and in a printed anthology. The winners and runners up in each age group will each receive a certificate and four free tickets for IF-Oxford events.

For more details visit If – Oxford Science and Ideas Festival website.

4 thoughts on “IF – Oxford Science and Ideas Festival children’s science poetry competition

    1. Hi Elsa,
      Oh how frustrating! Can you do some dramatic editing? You might even get more than one poem out of your long poem! Or you could always save your long poem for another opportunity.
      Best of luck,
      Young Poets Network

  1. Hello,

    My son participated and he’s bursting at the seams to find out whether he has been successful. When the results will be announced, please?

    Thank you,

    N’s Mum

    1. Hello,

      Thanks for your comment – great to hear that your son is a keen writer! We don’t run this competition so unfortunately I can’t help you with this query, however I see that the closing date is tomorrow, so unfortunately I don’t think results will be announced for a while yet! To get more information your best bet is to search the If Oxford website: http://www.if-oxford.com/poetry-competition.

      If your son is interested in more free writing opportunities, Young Poets Network has two challenges open currently: find out more here http://ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/ and sign up to our free mailing list to see all that we offer young people here: http://ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/sign-up-to-young-poets-network/

      Best of luck to him!

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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