Twickenham Poetry Competition

If you are a regular rhymer, an occasional poet or simply like the idea of sharing your thoughts about where you live or study, why not take part in our ‘Twickenham Poetry Competition’ which is brand new to this year’s Richmond Literature Festival.

If you are aged between 4-16 years we would love to hear from you. All poems should be on the subject of ‘Twickenham’ and all styles of poetry are welcome. Embrace your inner poet and share your voice with other young people in this exciting competition sponsored by the SRB and organised by the Church Street Association and Crusader Travel.

All entries must be received by Saturday 23 November, with winners invited to attend a prize giving ceremony on Saturday 30 November.


1. Entrants may submit a poem of any length, as long as the subject of the piece is ‘Twickenham’.

2. All entrants must live or study in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

3. Entries will be judged in the following age categories:

  • 4–7yrs
  • 8–11 yrs
  •  12–16 yrs

One winner and one runner up will be selected from each category

4. Entrants should give their full name, address, telephone number, date of birth and email address with their entry.

5. Please send two copies of your submission to:

Twickenham Poetry Competition
c/o Arts Events Coordinator
Orleans House Gallery

Or email Emma Cookson with the subject line ‘Twickenham Poetry competition’

All entries must be received by Saturday 23 November