5th poetry competition for school pupils with guest judge Kevin Mclean: Invitation to take part
The British Council and Haus für Poesie are collaborating to host the fifth poetry competition for students in grades 6-12 in Germany.
Participants can showcase their creative writing skills in English or German while engaging with contemporary English-language poetry. This year's theme is 'Otherness', with a special emphasis on the power of Spoken Word. The judging panel will include award-winning spoken word poet Kevin Mclean, the creative director of I Am Loud Productions and host of Scotland's inaugural spoken word night, 'Loud Poets'.
The task for students is to compose a poem in either English or German that references and responds to Kevin Mclean's work, 'The Game', which can be viewed as a video or read as a text below.
- Pupils write a poem in English or German that refers to and responds to the work 'The Game' by Kevin Mclean. The Game can be viewed as a video here and downloaded as a pdf below.
- Poems must be submitted as text and can also be submitted as a video.
Submitted poems should:
- Be written in English or German
- Be a response or reaction to Kevin Mclean's poem 'The Game,' reflecting on the theme of 'Otherness'
- Not exceed 50 lines