Poetry competition

Hospice Hope is delighted to announce an exciting new summer poetry competition, which opens on April 6th for all children aged 7-14 and living in North West Leicestershire.  

The theme is “Gratitude” or “I am grateful”.  Children are encouraged to explore ideas around what this word means to them.   What are you grateful for?  What might someone who lives with a life limiting condition be grateful for?  How similar are we?  The answer might surprise you!


Helpful workshops and worksheets

To help children (and their parents!) get going, we've developed a workshop and worksheets to help you explore the theme of "Gratitude" - the PDF files can all be easily downloaded by clicking on the following links:

Gratitude Workshop

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Worksheet 3

Poems will be judged by a professional panel of well-known authors, poets and judges including Celia Rees (renowned author of young adult literature), Sam Beckett Jr (Purple Theatre and century Theatre) Victoria Barber (previous judge of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book awards), Susan Browne (author) and Rad Gregory (author).   

There are some fabulous prizes to be won, including a Rolab R1 Standard Hoverboard,  a Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker and a £20 Kids Choice Gift Voucher.

 All shortlisted poems will go on display at Coalville Library in October, as part of their celebrations for National Poetry Day.  Poems will also be read out at Century Theatre as part of their National Poetry Day event.  The winner will also have their poem published and on display at Hope House. 

Look out for the posters and join us on social media, telling us the three small things you are grateful for each day using the hashtag #3things4hope.

Details of the terms and conditions for this competition can be found by clicking the following link:  Terms and Conditions

If you have any questions, please email: liz@hospicehope.org.uk