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The Poetry Games Champion 2014 is 14-Year-Old Jay Davies from Swansea!

Congratulations to our 2014 The Poetry Games Champion, 14-year-old Jay Davies from Cefn Hengoed Community School, Swansea who received over 500 votes from the 2,500 votes cast!

In January/February 2014, 10,000 secondary school-aged pupils submitted their poems for The Poetry Games 2014 regional collections. Our Editorial team then chose the best poet from 12 regions as a finalist. The finalists were invited to bring their poems to life by creating a short film or slideshow. The entries were open to a public vote and Jay has won an iPad and been crowned The Poetry Games Champion 2014. The 11 runners-up have been awarded a Kindle Fire HD. To view the finalists’ work please visit www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/poetry-games-winners.php.

We’ve also awarded £3,000 in cash prizes to 7 schools across the UK, with De Stafford School, Surrey winning 1st prize of £1,000! You can view the school winners here: www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/poetry-games-winners-2014.php.

Jenni Bannister, Editorial Manager said: “The standard of the finalists’ videos was excellent, they all deserved to win, the public were spoilt for choice. Being chosen as finalist from 10,000 entrants is a fantastic achievement and huge congratulations to Jay for being crowned our 2014 champion!”

This year’s poetry competition, Poetopia, is now open to 11-18 year-olds across the UK and is free to enter. Poetopia challenges pupils with constrained writing and there are great prizes to be won as well as being published! To take part please visit www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/poetopia.php for all our competition information and free resources.