The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2020

Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

If you have written a poem you think would appeal to 7–11-year olds, then why not enter The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2020? The prize is open to anyone over 16, and the poem can be on any subject.


A prize of €1,000 is given to the best poem, chosen by judge Roger McGough. Dubbed the ‘patron saint of poetry’ by Carol Ann Duffy, McGough has published more than 50 books of adult’s and children’s poetry. He was awarded a CBE for services to poetry and currently hosts Poetry Please on BBC Radio 4.

The winning poem will feature in the summer 2020 issue of The Caterpillar. 

Closing date 31 March 2020


‘The Caterpillar is such a unique and inspired magazine. Winning The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is all shades of wonderful!’ Coral Rumble

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