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National Poetry Competition Pupil Winners Announced

Young Writers invited schools to submit conflict-themed poetry to their War of Words competition earlier this year. Young Writers received over 4,000 poems from across the UK and published 10 regional titles in September 2014. Young Writers’ Editorial team chose the best poet from each book and awarded a £10 national book token and a winners’ certificate to mark this fantastic achievement. A huge congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who took part.

The pupil winners are:

Kate Wright, Landau Forte Academy QEMS , Tamworth
Published in "War of Words -UK Poets"
View Kate's Poem

Jessica Bass, The Bedford Free School, Bedford
Published in "War of Words -Across the UK"
View Jessica's Poem

Oscar Rhodes, Laidlow Education, London
Published in "War of Words -The South East"
View Oscar's Poem

Jessica Targett, Chenderit School, Banbury
Published in "War of Words - Southern England"
View Jessica's Poem

Eren Mirza, Beauchamp College, Leicester
Published in "War of Words - England"
View Eren's Poem

Emily Robertson, Cults Academy, Aberdeen
Published in "War of Words - Scotland & Northern England"
View Emily's Poem

Aisha Khayat, Hadley Learning Community, Telford
Published in "War of Words - Wales & The Midlands"
View Aisha's Poem

Cillian Webster, St Columbus’ College, Co Down 
Published in "War of Words - The UK"
View Cillian's Poem

Tilly Kerr, The Eastwood Academy, Leigh-on-Sea
Published in "War of Words - Poems from the UK"
View Tilly's Poem

Charlotte Cropper, The Manor Academy, Mansfield
Published in "War of Words - Caught in the Crossfire"
View Charlotte's Poem

Jenni Bannister, Editorial Manager commented: “Congratulations to all our talented winners! Choosing between such thought-provoking poetry was certainly a battle. All of our winners really captured the essence of conflict, successfully presenting one or both sides of their story.”

War of Words is now open this half term to all 11-18 year-old across the UK. To take part please click here