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Local School Pupil Eloise Perrot is Crowned The Power of Poetry Champion!

Congratulations to Eloise Perrot, aged 14, from St Martin In The Fields High School For Girls in London, whose poem, ‘The Broken Princess’ has been picked as the winning entry from Young Writers’ The Power of Poetry competition in an online public vote!

Jenni Bannister, Editorial Manager said: “Eloise has created a stunning video that really captures the audience’s attention and complements her fantastic poem just beautifully. All the finalists did an outstanding job with their videos and should be really proud of themselves – to be picked as a regional finalist from over 14,500 young adults is a massive achievement in itself. A huge congratulations to Eloise on being our first ever The Power of Poetry Champion!”

In late October 2013 Young Writers received in excess of 14,500 entries from over 450 schools across the UK. Once all the books were published their Editorial team started the hard but rewarding task of selecting just 12 finalists, each representing a different region. Each finalist was then invited to create a video or slideshow that featured their poem, which would go head to head in a public vote to find the champion. Eloise Perrot has received 1st prize of an iPad and all the runners-up each received a Kindle Fire HD.

In October 2013, secondary school-aged pupils submitted their poems for regional poetry collections. Our Editorial team then chose the best poet from each region as a finalist. The finalists were invited to bring their poems to life by creating a short film or slideshow. The entries are now open to a public vote and the poet with the most votes wins an iPad and will be crowned The Power of Poetry Champion. The runners-up will each be awarded with a Kindle Fire HD.

You can view Eloise’s winning words as well as the all of the finalists’ work here.