The Prize & Rules
• Selection of poems published in a special ‘Lockdown Life’ poetry book (each published author receives a free copy) any further copies will be sold with any proceeds to Children’s Literature Festivals charity
• £100 book tokens
• An author visit to your school
Rules for Poems
All poems must not have been used in any publication and the authors own work.
A minimum of eight lines and maximum of thirty lines in any style.
Copyright of each poem belongs to the author. The Lockdown Life poetry book will be copyright of Poems & Pictures Publishing. All proceeds to Children’s Literature Festivals Charity: 1182143
Life in Lockdown
Pen a poem about your life in lockdown,
Not meeting friends or going into town.
Did you take part in exercise to start the day?
Or enjoy learning with your parents and carers teaching you their way?
Maybe you spent lots of fun time on Zoom,
Sharing quizzes with friends or family in their virtual living room.
Spending time outside in the garden learning more about nature,
Drawing pictures and finding out more about a new creature.
We would love to hear about your life in your own poetic style.
Send us your words, share your experience, and make someone smile.
Meet the judges
A.K.A. Rappaman (writer/poet)
Actress & Patron
MA Creative Writing
Author, Founder & Trustee
Author & Teacher
Performed Blackburn & Selby Fest
Poet & Educator
Performing Blackburn Fest 2020
Safeguarding Expert, and Author
Director of Communications & Engagement at The Royal Parks
Author & Poet – Performing at Blackburn Lit Fest
Poet & Author
Author & Poet
Performed Selby & Blackburn Fest
Performed Blackburn Fest 2019
Safer Neighbourhood Officer – Warwickshire
Patron & Entrepreneur
Translator & Editor
Police Officer Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit
Safeguarding Expert & Member of the Advisory Board for the Global Institue For Social Work
Poet & Illustrator
Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org