2018 Caterpillar Poetry Prize

We are delighted to announce that Chrissie Gittins will judge The 2018 Caterpillar Poetry Prize. Chrissie’s first two collections of poetry for children were shortlisted for the CLPE Award and three are Poetry Book Society Choices for the Children’s Poetry Bookshelf. Her poems have been animated for Cbeebies TV and are widely anthologized.

‘Chrissie knows just what words can do: she makes them dance, sing, sit still for a moment and then leap across the page with joy!’ Ian McMillan

The winning poem will feature in the summer 2018 issue of The Caterpillar.

John Hegley said of last year’s winner, ‘Auntie Aggie’ by Janet Turner, ‘The story flies straight and trusted and there are many incidents of delight – and ‘bum’ and ‘pants’ seemed necessary, not merely decorative.’

You can read all about it in the Irish Times.

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.

You can enter online or send your poem(s) along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of poem(s) attached to: The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland.

Please remember to read the rules of the competition before you enter.


Call 00 353 (0)87 2657251 or email [email protected] for more details.

More information: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=7253&page=14

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