Fire your imagination and spark your creativity with our annual Poetry Competition in partnership with Christian Aid, taking adults and children alike on a voyage of discovery through the world of chocolate, cocoa farmers Fairtrade and poetry.
The competition has three categories:
7-11 year olds
12-17 year olds
18 years and over.
Write a poem about chocolate for your chance to WIN!
For English language poems, a film of your poem being read by this year's guest judge, Inua Ellams, an award winning poet, playwright & founder of the Midnight Run.
For Welsh language poems, a film of your poem being read by this year's guest judge, Casia Wiliam, Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales.
PLUS Divine goodies and book tokens
Open to UK residents aged 7 years and over. No purchase necessary. All valid entries received by the closing date will be considered. Full terms and conditions apply.
For the best chance of winning, follow our instructions & tips below!
#1. GET CREATIVE AND WRITE YOUR POEM
This year's theme is “How can chocolate change the world?”
You could explore:
The global impact of the chocolate you buy.
Chocolate companies changing the world for the better.
The giving of chocolate. How does this make a difference?
The history of how chocolate changed the world.
TOP TIPS FOR WINNING POETRY ENTRIES:
Make sure your poem focuses on the theme: “How can chocolate change the world?”
Fair trade is about empowering farmers so try to think beyond common stereotypes of developing countries
Artwork/design is not judged; however please make sure it is legible so the judges can read your poem!
Looking for inspiration? Pa Pa Paa offers FREE lesson plans, educational videos and powerpoint presentations all about fair trade, cocoa and social enterprises.
#2. Submit your poem by the closing date
Poems in English
The deadline for poems in English is 14th June 2019.
Poems can be submitted by
Post to Poetry Competition, Divine Chocolate, 4 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE. Make sure you include both the entry form and poem(s) together!
- OR using our online form.
Poems in Welsh
The deadline for poems in Welsh is 30th April 2019.
Poems can be submitted by:
Post to Poetry Competition, Christian Aid Cardiff, Churchgate Court, 3 Church Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2DX Make sure you include both the entry form and poem(s) together!
- OR email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the forms
Optional: POEM TEMPLATE
#3. Await the results
The winning poems in English will chosen by guest judge Inua Ellams and will be announced in July.
The winning poems in Welsh will chosen by guest judge Casia Wiliam and will be announced in May.
If you would like to be kept updated, include an email address when submitting your poem and make sure you tick to agree to updates.
Prizes will be sent to winners in the post!