Sponsored by Patrick Gale

In celebration of the work of the Cornish poet Charles Causley, the Young People’s Poetry Prize 2020 aims to encourage and enable young writers to have a go at writing poetry themselves. Charles wrote prolifically for adults and for young people and much of his inspiration came from what was going on around him in his home town of Launceston in Cornwall.

With this in mind, The Causkey Trust  want the young poets of the future to be inspired to write their own poetry responding to this year’s theme of ‘Environment’. You can enter through your school, as part of a group, or you can enter as an individual.

The competition is open to all young people aged between 5 and 18 years old who live anywhere in the UK and is free to enter. Poems will be judged by Patrick Gale and a panel of poetry judges with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category – the awards ceremony will take place at the North Cornwall Book Festival in October 2020.

Deadline for entries is July 31st 2020.

Further essential information, including full submission guidelines can be found at the Charles Causley Trust website.