CHILDREN’S POETRY COMPETITION.
ABOUT OUR JUDGE FELIX
Felix Hodcroft is a writer and performer based here in Scarborough. He has judged the Tramway poetry competition since 2018.
He is renowned for his passionate, animated style of spoken-word performance, particularly as one half of ‘The Hull to Scarborough Line’, a double-act with fellow Valley Press author Sue Wilsea.
He is the author of Life After Life After Death (2010), a collection of poetry, and Lives of Lilo (2012), a children’s novel with adult appeal, both published by Valley Press. In 2014 he edited the anthology A Pocketful of Windows, sixty-six poems by writers from North and East Yorkshire. Felix was also the editor of It Is I Who Speak, a volume of selected poems by his friend and fellow poet Nigel Gerrans, published in 2015.
You can read more about Felix's work by visiting his blog: https://www.felixhodcroftpoet.com/
THE LEGAL BIT
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Central Tramway Company, Scarborough is inviting primary school children in our area to enter our Poetry Competition for children aged 6-11.
Entrants have a chance to win great prizes and their poems will be shared on our social media pages and website.
This year we'd love you to write about 'things changing'. This might be about your life, the past year, or the world around you. Have fun. The more creative and unusual the better (our judge Felix loves a good laugh too!).*
THE IMPORTANT BIT
The deadline for entries is the 25th of June with winners being announced on the 8th of July.
Entries must be delivered to the top station (1 Marine Parade) or emailed to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday the 25th of June along with the child’s name, age, and contact details (phone and email) for either the school/teacher or a parent/guardian so we can notify the winners.
The winners in each age group will each receive a £50 book token, a family day pass for Scarborough Castle and Central Tramway along with a tramway goodie bag.
NEED A BIT OF HELP?
For more help and information on writing poetry visit: https://www.poetry4kids.com/lessons/how-to-write-funny-poetry-chapter-1/ https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/education/free-education-resource-downloads/
* Don't worry the poems don't have to rhyme - have a look at one of our favourite seaside poems from Judith Nicholls about a picnic on the beach simply called, Picnic: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/picnic/