Turn Up the Volume Poetry Challenge

A new climate change poetry challenge in partnership with Oxfam and poet Harry Man. Fantastic prizes up for grabs! Closing date 31st May 2017


Young Poets Network wants young people’s poems for a new challenge in partnership with Oxfam and poet Harry Man. Some fantastic prizes, as well as other opportunities, will be up for grabs for the winners. This challenge is about thinking about what’s happening across the world to create new, daring and powerfully moving poetry to help support action on climate change. Whether it’s writing a poem that will end up on a banner, or a placard, or chanted in protests, or if it’s something that could stimulate politicians to act and change policies, and the law for good – let’s turn up the volume!

This challenge is open to poets aged 11-25, from the UK. Poems will be judged in three age categories: 11-14 years, 15-18 years and 19-25 years. Class set entries from teachers are also very much encouraged! The deadline is 31 May 2017. Find out more and enter your poems.