Poetry Competition

This competition is now closed. Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who entered our poetry competition. We received over...

This competition is now closed.

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who entered our poetry competition. We received over 1200 poems from children across the UK on the issue of homelessness.

Entries were broken into two age brackets 5-8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds. Heartbreak selected 10 finalists in each age category. These 20 children will each receive a signed copy of David Walliams’ newest book, The Beast of Buckingham Palace and you can read their entries below. The final 20 poems were sent on to our special guest judge, Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton. She has experienced homelessness herself as a young person, and has gone on to a successful career as a firefighter, author, and psychologist.

Our two lucky winners will each receive a super-duper prize package, including a £100 book token for yourself, a £300 book token for your school, a family ticket to Mr Stink, and your poem will be printed in the Mr Stink programme which will be seen by thousands of people (when we recommence touring in 2021).

5 – 8 Years – Finalists

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9 -11 Years – Finalists

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