A Co-educational Independent School in Suffolk for ages 4 to 18

Woodbridge Young Poets Competition 2017

Competition Information

Following the fantastic success of the 2016 competition, we are delighted to invite you to participate in the 2017 Woodbridge Young Poets Competition.

Poetry is a wonderfully versatile means of self-expression and we very much hope that you enjoy the creative process of coming up with your entry for the competition.

Entry Details:

Open to all young poets across Suffolk, 18 years old and under. One entry per candidate.


Pupils may submit poems based on any theme, up to a maximum of 30 lines. There are two categories, Junior (7-11) and Senior (12-18).

Application information:

Please submit your entry on A4 paper or by email as an attached Word document and include the following information:



Year Group


Category being entered: Junior (7-11) or Senior (12-18)

Please can you ensure that these details are written on the front of each page of your submission.

The deadline for entries is Monday 2 October 2017.

Please submit entries to Mrs Clare Kneebone either by email at woodbridgeyoungpoets2017@woodbridgeschool.org.uk or by post at Woodbridge School, Marryott House, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH.

For any further enquiries regarding the competition, please call Mrs Clare Kneebone on 01394 615005.


Prizegiving Information

Award Ceremony:

Wednesday 1 November 2017 at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge


Ian Griffiths, Poet and Former Chair of Suffolk Poetry Society, and Fred Ellis, Poet and Founder of Poetry Anglia

Prizes: In each age group the prizes will be awarded as follows;

Winner: £30 book token and cup

Runner Up: £20 book token

5 Highly Commended entries: £10 book token each

5 Commended entries: £10 book token each


The Winners will also have the opportunity to perform their work at the forthcoming Poetry in Aldeburgh festival taking place the following weekend, Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November.

The Winning poems from both categories will also be published in the East Anglian Daily Times.


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