This is just a quick reminder post about the Children’s Poetry Competition being organised by Chandler’s Ford Authors with Hampshire Libraries in association with the Hiltingbury Extravaganza 2017.
The closing date is not far away now – 18th September 2017 – so time to be writing and editing your pieces!
The theme is Where I Live.
There are two age categories – 8 to 11 and 12 to 15.
There is no entry fee.
Please make sure your poem has your name on it and it is accompanied with the entry form.
There are two prizes of £20 book tokens, one for each age category. (Prizes are sponsored by Goadsby Estate Agents). Likewise there are two second prizes of a book, again one for each age category. There will also be five certificates issued.
Winning entries will be displayed at Chandler’s Ford Library.
Winning entries will be published on Chandler’s Ford Today and The Hilt newsletter.
There will be a presentation of prizes at Chandler’s Ford Library at 10.00 am on Saturday 23rd September.
Chandler’s Ford Authors and Hampshire Libraries are delighted to announce children’s author Andrew Bill (aka Finian Black, author of The Final Raven) has agreed to help present prizes and give a reading. Robbie Sprague will also be reading the children’s poetry.
Where to Submit Entries
Entries can be taken into Chandler’s Ford Library.
Entries can also be dropped off at the Chandler’s Ford Authors stall at the Hiltingbury Extravaganza.
Entries can also be posted to 85 Lakewood Road, Chandler’s Ford.
How to Obtain Entry Form
Entry forms for the poetry competition are available from Chandler’s Ford Library, the Hiltingbury Extravaganza website or the Hampshire Library website.
Poems will not be returned so all entrants must make sure they keep a copy.
Poems will not be used for financial gain for anyone involved in the competition and copyright remains with the writer.
The Extravaganza itself will be on 17th September this year and Chandler’s Ford Authors will be running a stall there for the first time. Do drop in and see us.
Now to look forward to the Extravangza. Hopefully see you there!
Read blog posts by Allison Symes published on Chandler’s Ford Today.