“EVERY CHILD IS A
NATURAL BORN WRITER”

SPARK OF BRILLIANCE: A POETRY COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN YEARS 5-6

Book Brilliance Publishing is a Surrey-based publishing house committed to championing literacy skills of children in our community.

As an educational specialist with 25 years’  teaching experience, CEO Brenda Dempsey knows the importance of giving your child wider opportunities beyond the classroom. It is vital that children see the connection between their classroom learning and the real world.

Our children have undergone an unprecedented challenge in the past year. As we say goodbye to the pandemic, our intention is to ignite children’s motivation, boost their confidence and show them that they have something significant to offer others.

We are delighted to invite you to encourage your child to participate in this exciting competition! 

WHO CAN ENTER:

All children who are currently in Year 5-6.

WHAT YOU WIN:

  • The winner’s poem will be illustrated and this illustration will be used as the front cover of the published book. 
  • The winner will also receive a £25 book token.
  • The winner, second and third place, plus the seven runners-up, will receive a framed copy of their poem.
  • Second place will receive a £15 book token 
  • Third place will receive a £10 book token.
  • All 50 finalists will become a professionally published poet, being published by BBP in a printed book!
  • Each child will receive a FREE copy of the printed book which will be published on World Poetry Day, 21st March 2022.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR POEM:

Write a poem of between 20 and 40 lines, on one of the following themes:
– Space– Autumn
– My family– My pet
– My school– My favourite place
The form of the poem can be narrative, free-verse, with rhyme, shape and humour. All poems MUST be submitted in English and remember to:
  • Use descriptive language
  • Use imagery such as simile, metaphor, personification and the senses
  • Use rhythm, rhyme and wordplay
  • Make it entertaining and engaging
  • Your poem does not have to rhyme!
  • Keep a Thesaurus handy and use imaginative verbs
  • HAVE FUN!!

AFTER YOU HAVE WRITTEN YOUR POEM:

Please use the form below to submit your poem and enter the competition.

REMEMBER…

Parents/guardians/ carers must complete the permission form for safeguarding and read the Rules & Regs Download Permission form here Download Rules & Regs here The 50 finalists plus one parent/guardian/carer will be invited to the Final at The Theatre, Bourne Hall, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF (www.bournehall.org)  on Saturday 27th November 2021 from 2-4pm. Entries must be submitted by 22nd October, 8pm – don’t be late! Please make sure you read the Rules & Regulations here for this competition. We look forward to receiving your poems!

GOOD LUCK !

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