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An Invitation to Write About The Sea - Poems and Pictures

We invite children to write an eight line poem on particular topics and this years was inspired by the BBC Blue Planet 2. We were appalled at what is happening with our oceans, negatively affecting our sea and sea creatures.

We have had thousands of entries from primary age children. We believe education from the earliest age possible will help improve their understanding of the world around them.

Our winning poem for 2018 is The Bottle Fish is penned by Antonio Mo. We ordinarily include two topics for the chidlren to write about and from 2019 this will include an environmental topic each year. Entries for the next initiative will open 7th January 2019. However for the Oceans topic we will open entries from today 8th June until 30th April 2019. We will announce the winning Ocean/Sea related topic on World Oceans Day 2019 in support.

This initiative is 'not for profit' and a national poetry book is published each year with a selected number of poems that are showcased in an A4 size brightly coluoured book with £1.00 per book sale donated to the children's charity Barnardo's. We have an amazing panel of judges, made up of authors, illustrators, BBC Presenters, musicians, who all volunteer their time.



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Organization Name
Poems and Pictures Ltd
Organization Type
Other Author, Poet and Director
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18
    The child (school) who pens the winning poem receives a visit to have their poem presented on canvas (wherever in the UK)
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Primary School of Winning Entry

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