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The 2019 Betjeman Poetry Prize

The 2019 Betjeman Poetry Prize is open to children and young people aged 10-13 living anywhere across the British Isles.

Write a poem on the theme of ‘place’.

The 2019 judges are poets Wendy Cope and Lachlan Mackinnon.

The top fifty poems are printed in the BPP 2019 anthology.

Finalists read their poems on National Poetry Day in front of an audience at St Pancras Station, London.

The winning poet receives £500, and £5000 for their school.

All finalists are invited on a 3-day poetry workshop in spring 2020.

Every teacher who enters their class joins a prize draw to win a poet visit.