What to do:
There are three age categories, for both types of response:
Please enter the category for the age and stage of schooling that applies to you on 22nd June 2017 (even if when you send us your entry in September you have just started 6th form or university).
Sarah Howe is a Hong Kong-born British poet, academic and editor, whose first collection Loop of Jade won the TS Eliot Prize in 2015.
Sarah Crown is the Literature Officer for the Arts Council and formerly editor of guardian.co.uk/books. She has written many poetry reviews for the Guardian and Poetry Review.
emagazine and Forward will shortlist. The two judges will select one winner in each of the following categories:
14-16 year olds (i.e. KS4 student on 22nd June 2017)
16-19 year olds (i.e. 6th form student on 22nd June 2017)
Here Barbara Bleiman offers tips on writing critically about poetry. She says:
There's no mystery to great writing about poetry. In a nutshell it involves: