Entries open for Wordsworth Young Poet award

 Schools throughout Cumbria are invited to submit entries from their pupils for the Wordsworth prize in this 200th anniversary year of the publication of Daffodils. Details of how to enter can be found below.

The Rydal Mount Wordsworth prize for young poets

Dear Head Teacher

The descendants of William Wordsworth invite entries from your pupils for the annual Rydal Mount Wordsworth prize for young poets.All students at Cumbrian schools are eligible to take part. This is a special year to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Wordsworth’s poem, Daffodils.

Entries should be typed in 12 or 14 point font, double spaced, and no longer than one side of A4 paper. The poem’s theme must be “I wandered…”.

Entries should include the name and age of the entrant, and the contact details of the student’s school. The closing date for entries is Friday Feb 13, 2015.

The poems will be judged by the Wordsworth family and an award ceremony will be held at Rydal Mount, near Ambleside, on Tuesday March 31. A trophy will be awarded, along with a cash prize of £50, to the overall winner.  The winner’s name will be added to the plaque on the wall at Rydal Mount. There will be signed book prizes age group winners.

Please send entries to

Poetry Competition

Rydal Mount, Ambleside, LA22 9LU

For further information please call Eileen Jones at Cumbria PR

on 015394 33931, or email eileen@cumbriapr.co.uk



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