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An Invitation to Capture Imagination with Poetry and Illustration

By taking part in this competition your pupils will have lots of fun whilst learning.

Rhyming is fun and a great way to engage children.

2020 Topic: Wildlife & Nature 

Recommended age 7-14 years.

 

Blue Fly Poetry Competition

The Judges

We will be looking for imagination, expression and interpretation of the topics.

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Christina Gabbitas
Christina Gabbitas

Author, Poet & Voiceover

www.poemsandpictures.co.uk

Mickey Bradley
Mickey Bradley

Musician, Undertones 
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Korky Paul
Korky Paul

Illustrator of Winnie the Witch

www.korkypaul.com

Antonio Mo
Antonio Mo

St Martins School, Northwood

Dr Stephen Fear
Dr Stephen Fear

Ambassador and Entrepreneur in Residence at the British Library 2012 - 2016 www.feargroup.com

Liz Million
Liz Million
Andy Seed
Andy Seed

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 www.andyseed.com

Giles Paley Phillips
Giles Paley Phillips
John Gillmore
John Gillmore

BBC Presenter Lancashire

Hilary Robinson
Hilary Robinson
Julie Fulton
Julie Fulton
Claire Young
Claire Young

Entrepreneur and Apprentice Finalist claireyoung.co.uk

Sarah Cunnane
Sarah Cunnane

Editorial Content Manager www.tesconnect.com

Sophie Sage
Sophie Sage

Exhibitions V & A Museum of Childhood www.vam.ac.uk/moc/

Ric Lumb
Ric Lumb

Games Artist & Illustrator www.puttycad.co.uk

Dan Worsley
Dan Worsley

Storyteller, Author
www.danworsley.com

The Product Poet
The Product Poet
Kate Eady
Kate Eady

Creative Director
www.wrappedagency.co.uk

Rachel Kelly
Rachel Kelly

Director of Local Serviceswww.beanstalkcharity.org.uk

Simon Blower
Simon Blower

Director & Co founder www.pobble.com

Matthew Fletcher
Matthew Fletcher

Language and Linguistics Student Lancaster University

Lauren Oldacre
Lauren Oldacre

Leeds Trinity University

Natasha Banke
Natasha Banke

Hull Children's University www.hullchildrensuniversity.com

Joe Cushnan
Joe Cushnan

Freelance writer - reviews, features & poetry

Jonathan Straight
Jonathan Straight
Tatiana Wilson
Tatiana Wilson
Daniel Ingram-Brown
Daniel Ingram-Brown

Author and Theatre Producer http://www.danielingrambrown.co.uk

Tracey West
Tracey West

Author, publisher, broadcaster
www.MagicOxygen.co.uk

Carol E Wyer
Carol E Wyer
Rebecca Thomas
Rebecca Thomas

RM Language Services

Donavan Christopher
Donavan Christopher
Julie Ann Douglas
Julie Ann Douglas

Poet and writer for Amazing Magazine for children. www.amazing.org.uk

Bernard Young
Bernard Young
Salma Zaman
Salma Zaman

Author & Bollywood Dance Teacher www.salmasbollywoodacademy.com

Why is rhyme helpful?

  • Helps children become more able readers
  • Helps children improve their memory
  • Helps to develop phonic awareness and understanding of sentence structure
  • Rhyme makes it more fun, a great way to engage children
  • Improves listening skills
  • Introduces a world of expression that's fun to create and share.

When entering, remember...

  • Only one entry per pupil
  • Rhymes of 8 lines
  • Rhymes of The Sea
  • Rhymes must be the children's own work and should be HANDWRITTEN
  • (remember to attach a pupil entry form to each entry.)
  • Please keep a copy of the pupils original work.

Reasons to participate...

  • An author/illustrator visit for the school
  • A selection of books for the school
  • £100 Book Tokens for the pupil who wins
  • A chance for a pupil to have their work published in the next national poetry book series..
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Poems and Pictures is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registration number 07899068

PLEASE NOTE: Entrants give Poems and Pictures Ltd, Christina Gabbitas, the permission to use their poems/rhymes for purposes of promoting the competition. Entrants also give permission to publish their work in Felicity Fly series books and a national poetry book. The entrant's permission of promotion includes all social media. The contributor grants the project perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute [the] Contributions and such derivative works.

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