Young girl reading her poem

2015 Children’s Writing Competition

Schools and individual children from Yorkshire and Lancashire are welcome to enter this competition.

Age Categories

  • Reception, Year 1, Year 2
  • Year 3 and 4
  • Year 5 and 6

Years 7 – 13 have a separate Young People’s Poetry and Short Story Competition.


  • A special certificate.
  • Book tokens, kindly provided by the Grove Bookshop Ilkley, and The Grammar School at Leeds
  • Runners-up in each category, if the judges decide these are merited, will receive a certificate and a book.
  • Winners will be invited to a special poetry event during this year’s Festival at Ilkley Playhouse.

Please download the full competition details before entering.

ILF15 Childrens Competition Rules and Form(.pdf)

Closing date: Friday 18 September 2015