Win signed original proof pages from Mrs Noah's Song for your school!
Closing Date: 21st July 2022
Win signed original proof pages from the beautiful Mrs Noah's Song for your school and in addition each winner will receive a signed Mrs Noah’s Song book.
Mrs Noah brings song back into the world and shows the children how to listen - and sing Mrs Noah sang to the children when they woke in the morning. She sang as she worked in the garden, growing flowers and growing food. She sang lullabies at night to help the children sail into sleep. "If you want to learn to sing," Mrs Noah tells the children, "first you must learn how to listen. Close your eyes, tight shut, and open your ears, wide, wide." At first the children hear only silence, then birds call, bees hum - and then they hear the song of the garden. Help Mrs Noah show children how nature and birdsong inspire music and song by writing your own poem to her. All you need to do is write a poem for Mrs Noah on the theme of nature or birdsong.
Open to all Primary School Age children in 3 categories: Reception to Year 2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6.
One winner from each category (Reception to Year 2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6) will receive a signed original proof page from Mrs Noah's Song for their school and in addition each winner will receive a signed copy of Mrs Noah’s Song.
The winners will have their poems displayed on the Primary Times and Otter-Barry Books website.
One entry per young poet. Please make sure it is original work that has not been previously published in any format or location and must be written in English Poems should be on the subject of birdsong or nature.
Poems must be submitted with both contact details of a parent/guardian and details of school attended.
Poems should be no longer than 28 lines (excluding the title).
Entries are open to Primary School aged children only. (Reception to Year 6.)
Prize winners will be contacted via their school or their parent/guardian using the contact name and details provided with the entry.
The competition will be judged by authors Jackie Morris and James Mayhew. They will be looking for originality, use of language and lovely ideas. The decisions of the judges will be final.
Otter-Barry Books will accept any subject matter as long as there is an explicit link to the theme nature and birdsong.
Otter-Barry Books are unable to offer feedback on individual poems or enter into any correspondence regarding judging and selection.
Winners will be notified by email after a period of time following the judges’ decisions.
Primary Times and Otter-Barry Books have the right to publish the winning poems on the Primary Times and Otter-Barry Books websites, social media sites and future marketing. Copyright of the poems remains with the author.
The closing date for entries to the competition is midnight on 21 July 2022. Poems submitted by post must be received by 27 July 2022.
How to Enter
You can submit your poems here: www.otterbarrybooks.com/competitions