New Year News.
I'm welcoming in 2017 with some exciting news about the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Chris Riddell (Children's Laureate and wonderful illustrator) and myself have been asked to judge the entries in this year's competition for young poets aged between 10-13 years. The closing date for the competition is the 31st July 2017, so there's plenty of time to think about writing some poems based around the annual Betjeman Prize theme of 'Place'. There are lots of exciting prizes to be had.