Young Poets Competition

2019 Young Poets Competition


A Poem about Space

WINNER: Elizabeth Wheeler (6)

The moon is not made of cheese,
It is made of very hard rock.
Not what Wallace and Gromit think.
If they went there they’d get a shock!

The moon is not made of cheese,
There are no aliens there.
Although aliens do love underpants
So at least their bottoms wouldn’t be bare!

The Moon is not made of cheese
And dinosaurs can’t really poop planets.
Surely it’s not made of cheese,
It simply can’t be, can it?

RUNNERS-UP: Fin Brownlie (10) and James Stevens (8)

The small print:

  1. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. All entries must be in English, original and must not have been published or have won competitions elsewhere. Authors will retain the copyright to their individual submissions.
  3. Poems must be a maximum of 600 words.
  4. The competition is open to children from 5 years to 12 years at date of submission living in the UK.
  5. Poems can be written on the topic of space and must not be offensive or defamatory.
  6. We accept only one submission per entry. All entries must comply with entry requirements.
  7. Entries will not be accepted after the closing date.
  8. Writers will be notified before the launch of the Festival on 18th September 2019.
  9. By entering and supplying your email address you are allowing us to notify you about the Budleigh Salteron Literary Festival. Your information will not be shared with any third parties.
  10. Budleigh Salteron Literary Festival is a registered charity (No.1127885) in England and company limited by guarantee.