East Riding Festival of Words Young Poets Prize

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My Companion, My Best Friend

The East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is now open for entries. This year's theme is 'My companion, my best friend'. Entries will be judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash. Poems are submitted anonymously, so each entry is judged on its own merits. Winners will be invited to read their poems at a special event.

Young Poets Prize

If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £75! The competition is open to young people in both primary and secondary school, with four prizes for primary and four for secondary.


Adults (£4 per entry)

Collection HQ Prize: £500

Philip Larkin Society Prize: £250

East Riding Gold: £200

East Riding Silver: £150

School age children (Free to enter)

East Riding Primary 1st Prize: £75

East Riding Primary 2nd Prize: £50

East Riding Secondary 1st Prize: £75

East Riding Secondary 2nd Prize: £50

Prison Competition Entry (Free to enter)

Prison 1st Prize: £100 voucher

There will be also be six highly commended prizes of £25 to two entries in the adult category, and two each in the primary and secondary age children category. The judging panel includes James Nash, Wendy Pratt, Matthew Hedley Stoppard

and James Booth from the Philip Larkin Society



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