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THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Many thanks to those who entered this year's Caterpillar Poetry Prize. The competition is now closed. The winning poem will appear in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. 

We are very excited to have the incomparable John Hegley – poet, musician and comedian – to judge this year's prize! John has published several collections of poems, including a volume for children called My Dog is a Carrot. He also co-edited an anthology of poetry for young people called The Ropes: Poems To Hold On To. He’s a regular at Edinburgh Festival and on BBC Radio 4. His most recent collections are Peace, Love and PotatoesNew & Selected Potatoes and I am a Poetato.
 
The winning poem will feature in the summer 2017 issue of The Caterpillar. Commended poems may also be published in the same or subsequent issues.
Last year's winner, Laura Mucha, had this to say about the prize: ‘I love writing poetry for children, and believe it’s one of the best ways of getting young people interested in language, reading and performance. I think The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an important award, particularly as there are so few outlets for children’s poets, and it’s a huge honour to have won it.’
 
Read Laura's poem 'Dear Ugly Sisters' in the Irish Times.
Listen to Laura read 'Dear Ugly Sisters'.


HOW TO ENTER

The Prize is open to anyone (over 18), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.

You can enter online or send your poem(s) along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of poem(s) attached to: The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland. 

Please remember to read the rules of the competition before you enter.

CLOSING DATE 31 MARCH 2017
 
Call 00 353 (0)49 9522995 or email enquiries@thecaterpillarmagazine.com for more details.