CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is now in its 17th year and is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK. CLiPPA highlights an important branch of children’s literature, ensuring that it receives proper recognition.
The CLiPPA 2019 shortlist, announced on 25 April is :
- Kwame Alexander - Rebound (Andersen Press)
- Steven Camden - Everything All At Once ( Macmillan Children’s Books)
- Eloise Greenfield - Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me (Tiny Owl)
- Philip Gross - Dark Sky Park (Otter-Barry Books)
- Rachel Rooney - A Kid in My Class (Otter-Barry Books)
For further details see press release on the left hand menu.
The Poetry Show, where the 2019 winner will be announced, will be held on 3 July 2019 at the National Theatre. If you want your school to take part, sign up to our Shadowing Scheme by May 17th.
The scheme is all about getting children to read, write and perform poetry using the shortlisted works and the free teaching resources provided by CLPE. Schools then send in videos of children’s performances from which 5 winning groups are selected to perform at the CLiPPA awards ceremony on 3 July at the National Theatre.
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 on schools:
Read our blog by Dr Laura Ovenden about how poetry has been transformational for her class
Read our blog about participating in CLiPPA by Gemma Gibson from Sturton-Le-Steeple Primary School, a winning CLiPPA 2018 school.
Listen to the Just Imagine podcast with Charlotte Hacking and 2017 CLiPPA winner Kate Wakeling on CLiPPA, the shadowing scheme and the importance of poetry in primary schools.
CLiPPA 2019 Chair and Judges:
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
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.