Words and Pictures Poetry and Animation Festival
This is a unique opportunity to see your poems about sustainability come to life! The competition is open to all school children from school Years 3 to 8, at the time of submission.
The deadline for submissions will be midnight, Wednesday 22 January 2024.
There will be two rounds of judging. The best six poems will be selected by a panel of judges. These writers will be awarded £100 in Amazon vouchers and their poem will go on to be animated by students from the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology at The University of Salford. They will then be shown as part of an Animation Festival to which the children, their families, students, teachers, lecturers, and industry partners will be invited.
This event has been sponsored by The Friends of Energy House 2.0 at The University of Salford.
Qudsia Akhtar is a Manchester-based poet whose verse has appeared in the Acumen, Tupelo Quarterly, Wildness and elsewhere. Khamoshi is her debut collection printed by Verve Poetry Press. Her work has been highly commended in the Forward Book of Poetry 2023. She is in the third year of her Creative Writing PhD at the University of Salford exploring the resistive possibilities of the fourth space.
To put it quite simply, “Qudsia is my name and poetry is my game”.