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Old Possum's Children's Poetry Competition 2009 Results | 18-Dec-09

The judges of the Old Possum's Children's Poetry Competition, led by Chair Carol Ann Duffy, have selected twelve children as winners, with a further six receiving high commendations.

This international Poetry Competition, now in its fourth year, is run by the Children's Poetry Bookshelf, a poetry book club for young people run by the Poetry Book Society. To link with National Poetry Day on Thursday 8 October, children aged 7-11 were invited to submit poems on the theme of 'Heroes and Heroines'.

The partnership with the British Council, established last year, boosted entries to the 'International Learners' category for children based outside the UK who are learning English as a foreign or second language. In total, nearly 4,000 entries were received from schools and individual children worldwide.

The winning poems are featured on the Children's Poetry Bookshelf website:
at www.childrenspoetrybookshelf.co.uk 
and on the British Council's website:
at www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/your-turn.

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