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Poetry Competition

 Get creative with the Divine Chocolate & Christian Aid Poetry Competition!

This year's theme: Where does the chocolate journey begin?

The key ingredient in chocolate is cocoa. Most of the cocoa you eat comes from the rainforests of West Africa, where farmers tend their cocoa trees on small family farms. This is where the chocolate journey begins.

Poetry Competition Guide

To help you deliver a creative poetry lesson we have put together a competition guide which provides ideas on how to respond to the theme.

Poetry Competition Guide

Who can enter

The competition has three categories:

  • 7-11 year olds
  • 12-16 year olds
  • 17 years and over.

Open to UK residents aged 7 years and over. No purchase necessary. All valid entries received by the closing date will be considered. Full terms and conditions

Closing date

The deadline for poems in English is 5th June 2020.


A film of your poem being read by this year's guest judge, Onjali Raúf, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019.

PLUS Divine Chocolate goodies and book tokens!

Submit your poems

The deadline for poems is 5th June 2020.

The simplest way to submit your poems is by scanning them and uploading them online, along with an entry form. You can also send them by post to: Poetry Competition, Divine Chocolate, 4 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE. Or you can email them to: Please do use our poem template if you can.

Online Submission Form

Poem template (optional)

Single poem entry form
Multiple poems entry form (e.g. a school class)

Make sure you include the entry form with your poem(s)!

Full terms and conditions