The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has announced the 2018 shortlist for the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award).
Established in 2003, the CLiPPA encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children. This year sees the largest ever number of poetry book submissions with an increase of almost 70%.
The full shortlist:
The judging panel is chaired by poet and CLiPPA 2003 winner, Grace Nichols along with Kate Wakeling, poet and CLiPPA 2017 winner for Moon Juice, Imogen Lycett Green, Director of the Betjeman Prize for Young Poets, Charlotte Hacking, CLPE Learning Programme Leader and Anthony Anaxagorou, poet, poetry educator and founder of Out-Spoken Press.
The winner of the 2018 Award will be announced on 22 June in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London. The winner will receive £1000. Former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell, will live draw the Award Ceremony.