King's Coronation poetry competition launched for young people
Young people across East Cambridgeshire were invited to write a poem to help celebrate King Charles III's Coronation.
The competition ran over the Easter holidays, with under 18s asked to compile an illustrated poem entitled "If I were King Charles for the day."
Twenty poems were shortlisted by the Council and transformed into a book sent to the King to celebrate his Coronation.
Each of the twenty shortlisted entrants received a copy of the book with the best three poems awarded £50 of National Garden Gift Vouchers.
A copy of the book, containing all 20 shortlisted winners, can be viewed on this page.
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1. The competition is to produce an illustrated poem entitled "If I were King Charles for the day"
2. The poem needs to be in portrait format, but should be no longer than one side of A4 paper or in an equivalent digital format
3. The competition is open from now until 12:00pm on Friday 21 April
4. All designs should be submitted to the Communications Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE (your school or club may wish to collect designs and send them all to the Council in one go) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the words poetry competition in the Subject Line
5. The competition is only open to those aged 18 or under
6. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 26 April and we will aim to have the winning entries turned into a book by the start of May
7. Up to three winners will be selected and each will receive a £50 National Garden Scheme voucher
Terms and Conditions
1. Entries are open to all those aged 18 or under.
2. Entries are restricted to one entry per person. If you are under the age of 16 you must obtain permission from your parent/guardian before entering. East Cambridgeshire District Council does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
3. The poem must be created on a portrait piece of A4 paper, or on an equivalent digital format.
4. The competition is open from now and ends at 12:00pm on Friday 21 April 2022.
5. All poems should be submitted to The Communications Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council at The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE or emailed to email@example.com.
6. All poems and illustrations should be the applicant's own original work and not subject to copyright in any way.
7. All poems should be submitted with a name, age, address and contact telephone number or email.
8. Please note that entries will not be returned, therefore, make a copy if you wish to retain a copy.
9. The winners will be announced by East Cambridgeshire District Council on Wednesday 26 April 2022.
10. The winners will be contacted by East Cambridgeshire District Council and confirmation of the winners' names and ages will be published by East Cambridgeshire District Council in post-competition publicity. By submitting an entry, the applicant accepts that their name and age will be published in post-competition publicity.
11. East Cambridgeshire District Council's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The organisation and judging of this competition is controlled by East Cambridgeshire District Council and its decision is final in every situation including any not covered above and no correspondence will be entered into.
12. At all times, East Cambridgeshire District Council reserves the right in the event of circumstances arising outside of its control to cancel or change the competition at any stage.
13. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Rules and agree to be bound by them when entering this competition. East Cambridgeshire District Council reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not comply with these rules.
14. Up to three winners will be selected and each will receive a £50 National Garden Scheme voucher.