The Manchester Children’s Book Festival and its partner organisations present a number of competitions for schools and young people.
An opportunity for young writers aged between 14-18 to become Young Portico Laureates. Nominees should have already shown some talent for writing and be genuinely interested in developing this.
Expressions of interest
Tuesday 8th May 2012.
Nominations by Monday 14th May.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel +44(0)161 236 6785
Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a poetry competition that celebrates cultural diversity and the many languages currently spoken in secondary schools across the North West of England.
Closing date · Monday 28th May 2012
Open to young people aged between 12 and 18 (school years 7-13)
Presentation of prizes at MCBF Family Fun Day on Saturday 30th June 2012 by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy
Inviting original creative writing in any genre on any topic in any language.
Closing date · Monday 4th June 2012
For ages 8 – 12 (school years 5, 6 and 7) – ideal for use in school transition projects
Presented by the Manchester Children’s Book Festival and the Manchester Writing School at MMU.
A competition that invites 8-16 year olds to respond artistically to poems that will be performed at the Carol Ann Duffy and Company event on Thursday 5th July.
Winning pieces of art will be exhibited at the Festival and will provide the back-drop to this exciting event. Artist-led workshops will be offered to participating schools.
Details will be emailed to schools signed up on the MCBF mailing list. In the meantime, contact: mcbf.org.uk.
Open to young people aged between 8 and 16.