CLiPPA

Photo : Ellie Kurttz

The winner of the 2019 CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is Steven Camden for his debut collection Everything All At Once ( Macmillan Children’s Books). The announcement of the winner took place at the Poetry Show on Lyttleton Stage at the National Theatre, London on 3 July 2019 where the shadowing school winners got to perform one poem from each of the shortlisted entries.  Eloise Greenfield was highly commended for her collection Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me (Tiny Owl) .

The CLiPPA  is now in its 17th year and is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK.

The other poets in the CLiPPA 2019 shortlist were:

For further details see press release on the left hand menu.

CLiPPA 2019 Chair and Judges:

This year the Chair of the Judging panel was AF Harrold, multi-award winning author, performer and poet, along with  a range of poetry experts who share a passion for poetry and its place in children’s literacy:

Karl Nova – 2018 CLiPPA winner with his debut collection Rhythm and Poetry.

Susannah Herbert - director of Forward Arts Foundation and National Poetry Day.

Ruth Awolola - highly commended at CLiPPA 2018 with her poems which were included in the Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry collection.

Charlotte Hacking – CLPE Learning Programme Leader.

 

Schools Shadowing Scheme

To promote the teaching of poetry in schools we run a Schools Shadowing Scheme alongside the CLiPPA. To assist schools interested in the Schools Shadowing Scheme, CLPE produced expertly written CLiPPA 2019 teaching and video resources below, which accompanied this year's shortlisted titles:

5 winning groups were picked to perform at the Award Ceremony on 3rd July, to participate in performance workshops and to meet the shortlisted poets. 

If you are interested in taking part in the Schools Shadowing Scheme in the future, watch our Shadowing Scheme Video to find out how the shadowing scheme works.
 

Additional Resources

Get prepared for CLiPPA 2019 by reading our What We Know Works’ Poetry booklet and the summary of our 2017 research project funded by Arts Council England.

Discover the impact the Shadowing Scheme has had on participating schools:

 

CLiPPA 2019 Chair and Judges:

This year the Chair of the Judging panel is AF Harrold, multi-award winning author, performer and poet.

AF will be joined by a range of poetry experts who share a passion for poetry and its place in children’s literacy.

Karl Nova – 2018 CLiPPA winner with his debut collection Rhythm and Poetry.

Susannah Herbert - director of Forward Arts Foundation and National Poetry Day.

Ruth Awolola - highly commended at CLiPPA 2018 with her poems which were included in the Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry collection.

Charlotte Hacking – CLPE Learning Programme Leader.

Understand copyright with Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)

For the second year we have partnered with ALCS to educate teachers and children about copyright and the rights of writers. ALCS have produced some handy guides for teachers to download and use with their class which are available to download from this page.

Any questions about CLiPPA, email us.

All images: Ellie Kurttz

Videos

The CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2019

Find out about the CLiPPA shadowing scheme

About the CLPE Poetry Award (CLiPPA) with 2018 winner Karl Nova

Watch the CLiPPA 2018 winner Karl Nova on the award and read his poetry

Sturton-Le-Steeple_Year34_Where Zebras Go - Shadowing Winners

Sturton-Le-Steeple - Where Zebras Go - Shadowing Winners

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Eden Park High School - Rising Stars - Shadowing Winners

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St Thomas of Canterbury - Rhythm and Poetry - Shadowing Winners

NetleyPrimary - Year 6 - Overheard in a Tower Block

Netley Primary -Overheard in a Tower Block - Shadowing Winners

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Winmarleigh C of E Primary - The Rainmaker Danced - Shadowing Winners

Highfield Primary - Shadowing Winners - Booked by Kwame Alexander

Highfield Primary - Booked - Shadowing Winner

Whitehill Juniors - Shadowing Winners - Jelly Boots Smelly Boots

Whitehill Junior School - Shadowing Winner - Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

Alexandra Junior School - Shadowing Winners - Wonderland: AliceInPoetry Ed Michaela Morgan

Alexandra Juniors - Wonderland: Alice in Poetry - Shadowing Winners

St Thomas of Canterbury - Shadowing Winners - Zim Zam Zoom by James Carter

St Thomas of Canterbury - Shadowing Winners - Zim Zam Zoom by James Carter

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Benedict Primary - Moon Juice - Shadowing Winner