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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2023



Posted on 22 November 2022

31 March 2023

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

The contest is organized by The Caterpillar, a print magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories and art.

The prize is for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11.

The poem can be on any subject. There is no line limit. 

Entries must be in English.

This year’s judge is Michael Rosen.

Entry fee
The entry fee is 15 € per poem.

• 1st prize: 1,000 € plus a week at Circle of Misse
• 2nd prize: 500 €
• 3rd prize: 250 €

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.