Deadline 31st Mar


The Caterpillar Poetry Prize  2017

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize for poems for children is now open.

Caterpillar Poetry are looking for new poems to delight and inspire young readers of The Caterpillar magazine.
If you've written a poem you think would appeal to 7–11-year olds, then why not enter this year's Caterpillar Poetry Prize?
The poem can be on any subject, and there's no line limit.  

Judge: John Hegley – poet, musician and comedian. John has published several collections of poems, including a volume for children called My Dog is a Carrot. He also co-edited an anthology of poetry for young people called The Ropes: Poems To Hold On To. He’s a regular at Edinburgh Festival and on BBC Radio 4. His most recent collections are Peace, Love and PotatoesNew & Selected Potatoes and I am a Poetato.

Prize: 1000 plus the winning poem will feature in the summer 2017 issue of The Caterpillar. 
Commended poems may also be published in the same or subsequent issues.
Entry fee: €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 18), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

Full entry details and forms can be found on the Caterpillar Magazine website: