It’s that time again – Jackie’s Spring Poetry/Verse stories for children Competition…
Running from now until 30th November 2017
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
It’s that time again – but this time Summer is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a Xmas Competition…
Running from 15th November to 15th January 2017
And the winners are….
Current Competition is Closed. Stay tuned for Results…
It’s that time again – Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a Spring Competition…
Running from 1st September to 31st October 2015
Current Competition is Closed
Running from 1st September to 31st October
Congratulations to Kim! – you are the winner as voted by the people.
The Croc and the Platypus is on it’s way…
Thank you everyone for entering your very entertaining limericks.
As I sat down to judge them I decided that I couldn’t mainly because so many of them are about me and the book!
So what I propose is that you get your friends and family to visit this page and write a short (very short) reply under the limerick(s) you like best (please don’t vote for your own).
You have until next Friday (8th) to come up with a winner.
Current Competition is now CLOSED
Running from 1st July 2014 – 31st July 2014
To celebrate the release of my picture book, The Croc and the Platypus
(an Australian re-imagining of Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat) on 1st July, I would like to run a competition that plays tribute to another form of nonsense poetry that Edward Lear popularised – the limerick.
What is a limerick?
The Limerick below – won an Irish ‘Listowel Writers Week’ prize in 1998 and clearly illustrates the structure:
Writing a Limerick’s absurd,
Line one and line five rhyme in word,
And just as you’ve reckoned
They rhyme with the second;
The fourth line must rhyme with the third.
So the rhyme scheme is (AABBA)
The theme is open but humour is compulsory.
The funniest limerick will win.