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Divine Chocolate poetry competition 2014
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Looking for a good way to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight or Easter?

The Divine Poetry Competition is now open!

This popular competition provides teachers with a great opportunity to explore the issues of fairtrade in class.

This year’s theme - If I Met a Cocoa Farmer - invites pupils to think about how much they enjoy eating chocolate and then imagine what it might be like to meet a cocoa farmer from Ghana.


We are excited to announce that bestselling children’s author Philip Ardagh is this year’s judge.

Best known for his Eddie Dickens and Grubtown Tales series, Philip has written over 100 books and his awards include the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Welsh entries

For the third year running, we are opening the competition to Welsh speakers.

For a Welsh language version of our flyer, please contact

Learn more about the competition on our Welsh language website.

Terms and conditions

  • All entries must arrive by 30 April 2014. There are three age categories: 7-11, 12-16 and 17-adult

  • Each category will have one winner and two runners-up (subject to the judge’s discretion)

  • You can send in entries via email or post

  • We regret that we can only receive entries from the UK and Northern Ireland

  • We regret that no entries can be returned

  • Prepare to be famous! Divine Chocolate and Christian Aid reserve the right to use any entries, and undertake publicity, in whatever ways they deem appropriate. Winning poems will be published on the Divine and Christian Aid websites.

To enter

Please email your entries alongside a completed entry form to or return to Poetry, Divine Chocolate, 4 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE.

For more information and to download an entry form, please visit