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Christmas Poetry Competition!

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The Christmas Poetry Competition has now closed. You can read the winning poems here (5-8), here (9-12) and here (13+).

This winter, we are running a very special competition to inspire the wonderful writer in you.  Celebrate the festive season by sharing a poem with us!

We would like you to show us your creativity in a 12 line (for the 12 days of Christmas) poem. The poem must be connected to the theme of Christmas but we would love for you to write about the season in any way you like, whether that is putting up the Christmas tree, doing the nativity at school or watching the Doctor Who Christmas special! We are really looking forward to hearing about the different ways that Christmas magic is felt around the UK. If you are aged 5 to 18 and are excited by this chance to spread the Christmas spirit with poetry, we can’t wait to hear from you.

The winner from each age category will receive a £25 National Book Tokens gift card in a special festive design. The top three entries for each category will also have their poem published on our website so that everyone can enjoy their magnificent writing!

You have until 1st December 2017 to write your poem and email it to Please include your name, age and full address with the subject line as ‘WBD Christmas Poem’ and your age category, 5-8, 9-12 or 13+. We will pick a winner from each age category and two runners-up.

Good luck!

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