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Summer 2011 writing comp winners – Under 12s

For our summer writing competition, we asked you to write a poem and include the word ‘dragon.’ Here is the winner in the last age category—the Under 12s.

A reminder: always check the rules of the competition. If you don’t stick to the rules, we have to disqualify your entry and that makes us sad!

Under 12s winner: F Apel (QLD)

MY DRAGONS

My little dragon is not a fright
Because she never plays in sight;
Talks all night and sleeps by day;
In my mind she likes to play.
My other dragon is big and mean,
Slimy, smelly, scaly green.
Breathes out smoke that makes me choke;
He’s a scary dream.

 

See the Under 9s winner.

See the Under 7s winner.

 

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Summer 2011 writing comp winners – Under 9s

For our summer writing competition, we asked you to write a poem and include the word ‘dragon.’ Here is the winner in the Under 9s section.

A reminder: always check the rules of the competition. If you don’t stick to the rules, we have to disqualify your entry and that makes us sad!

Under 9s winner: L Massey (VIC)

DRAGON

My brother wants a dragon, a green one for he
Why do you want a green dragon?
To hide among the leaves

My friend wants an orange dragon, an orange one will do
Why do you want an orange dragon?
To see the fire it can spew

I want a rainbow dragon, a rainbow one for me
Why do I want a rainbow dragon?
Cos it’s the best you see!

 

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Issue 6 coming soon!

Inside the autumn 2010 issue of Alphabet Soup magazine, you will find:

  • Q&A with illustrator, Chris Nixon
  • Rogainers
  • Stories, poems, book reviews and letters by children
  • Stories by Seline Duke and Michele Purcell
  • Poems by Jackie Hosking and Beverley Boorer
  • Writing tips for kids from the Book Chook
  • Crossword
  • The autumn writing competition for kids!

Issue 6 will be available on Monday 22 February 2010.

Subscribe via the Alphabet Soup website!

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Competition for young poets in Western Australia

If you are 25 or younger, live in Western Australia and like writing poetry, bushlandyou could enter your work in The Roland Leach Poetry Prize.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third in each age grouping. Winners receive book vouchers, a trophy and a certificate. The Roland Leach Poetry Prize is presented to the writer with the most outstanding entry.

Entries must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 4 September 2009.

For more information and an entry form, see the Nedlands Library website, or call them on 9273 3644.