The contest is organised by The Caterpillar, a magazine of poems and stories and art for grown-ups.
We’re looking for new poems to delight and inspire young readers of The Caterpillar. 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? A prize of €1,000 is given to the best poem, chosen by our judge Chrissie Gittins.
The poem can be on any subject, and there’s no line limit. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.
Entries must be in English
The entry fee is €12 per poem.
A single prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the best poem.