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Climate change challenge for young poets

Climate change challenge for young poets

Those aged up to 25 years are being challenged by the Young Poets Network to write, film or speak a poem about our changing world and climate change.

The challenge is, 'I am the Universe: writing climate change', and begins a year of 'thinking green' for the Young Poets Network.

You can read tips from poet and adventurer Helen Mort and find out more about the competition via the link, below.


The top winning poets, selected by Helen Mort, will have the opportunity to perform their poem at a showcase event at the 'Mediating Climate Change' conference in Leeds in early July 2017.

Winning poets will also have their poems published on the Young Poets Network and receive an exclusive Young Poets Network notebook, as well as other assorted poetry goodies.

How to Enter

The challenge is open to all poets up to the age of 25, based anywhere in the world. You can send a page poem written down, or a performance poem as a video or as an audio file - and you can send as many poems as you like.

The deadline for all entries is Sunday 23 April 2017.

You can enter your work via email (making sure it's no bigger than 4MB) or email a link to where it can be seen or heard.

Send your poem entry to:
You need to include your name, date of birth and address and the subject line, 'I am the Universe'.

Find out more here:

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