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In late October 2013 we received in excess of 14,500 entries from over 450 schools across the UK. Once all the books were published our Editorial team started the hard but rewarding task of selecting just 12 finalists, each representing a different region.

Our finalists have created a video / slideshow that includes their poem the public vote is now open! Voting closes on 13th February 2015. You can then cast one vote and the finalist with the most votes wins an iPad - the 11 runners-up each receive a Kindle Fire HD! Good luck to all of our finalists...

We're delighted to announce our 12 finalists in our Power of Poetry competition as ...

Simon Marshall (18) from Ecclesbourne School
Representing the East Midlands with his poem 'Pathetic Fallacy'

Lukas Lacey-Hughes (12) from Cardiff High School
Representing Wales with his poem 'Cracks In The Pavement'

Ellie Shevlin (12) from East Midlands
Representing Northern Ireland with her poem 'Night'

Nathan Potts (13) from Ashington High School
Representing the North East with his poem 'Darkness Prevails'

Katie Mather (17) from Bolton Sixth Form College
Representing the North West with her poem 'Shoot To Kill'

Eloise Perrot (14) from St Martin In The Fields High School For Girls London
Representing London with 'The Broken Princess'

James Smith (14) from Woodlands Academy
Representing the West Midlands with her poem 'Ragdoll'

Ashwini Thayyil (14) from Stephen Perse Foundation
Representing East Anglia with her poem 'Impavid'

Laura Henry (13) from Ayr Academy
Representing Scotland with her poem 'Wolves'

Alice Cattley (16) from Saffron Walden County High School
Representing the South East with her poem 'Waterfalls'

Jessica White (16), Independent Entrant
Representing Yorkshire with her poem 'Field'

Anna Stilwell (14) from Queen's College
Representing the South West with her poem 'Ariadne'

School Winners:

We're also delighted to announce our The Power of Poetry school winners as...

1st Prize - £1,000
Headington School, Oxford
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry UK Poems”

2 x 2nd Prize - £500
Mossbourne Community Academy, London
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry Across the British Isles”

Woodlands Academy, Coventry
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry The West Midlands”

4 x 3rd Prize - £250
Dumfries High School, Dumfries
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry Poems from Scotland”

Ballyclare High School, Antrim
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry Northern Ireland Poets”

Belmont Community School,Durham
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry Poetic Charms”

Sherfield School, Hampshire
Pupils’ poems feature in “The Power of Poetry Poems from the South East”

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