The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an annual prize for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11.
Every year since 2015, The Caterpillar Poetry Prize has been awarded to a single poem by a single judge – among them John Hegley, Chrissie Gittins and Roger McGough.
Previous winners include Louise Greig, Coral Rumble, Laura Mucha and (last year) Fergal McNally.
The prize is €1,000 plus publication in the summer issue of The Caterpillar.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
The poems can be on any subject.
The entry fee is €14 per poem. 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 your poem(s) attached to: The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland H14 K768.
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