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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize submission deadline

March 31

The prize is for a single poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). The winner receives €1,000 plus publication in the summer issue of The Caterpillar.

Michael Morpurgo is the judge of The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2021. He has written over 130 books for children, but is probably best known for his novel War Horse, which was made into a film by Steven Spielberg. He was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005. The charity Farms for City Children, which he founded thirty years ago with his wife Clare, has now enabled over 90,000 children to spend a week living and working down on the farm. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

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