As Storytime magazine celebrates its second anniversary, it has announced the launch of a children’s poetry competition to mark National Poetry Day in the UK.
The magazine’s creators are asking children aged 3-9 to put pen to paper to write a 12 to 20-line poem on the subject of animals. Prominent children’s poet Brian Moses, well known for his work in schools, heads the judging panel.
Storytime’s editor Maxine Stinton said: “In the last two years, we’ve published over 175 stories and poems in Storytime, including verses by Roald Dahl, Spike Milligan and Michael Rosen. Our September issue puts poetry in the spotlight with something very special from poet Brian Moses. We hope it will inspire our readers to enter our competition. This is a unique opportunity to get creative and get your work published in a national magazine and sit alongside some poetry greats.”
The deadline for the competition is 12 October 2016 and the winning poem will be published in the April 2017 issue of Storytime, with specially commissioned illustrations.
Storytime’s creators have also created a special Poetry Teaching Resource Pack to help schools and parents with their entries.
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