Within three days of announcing Kids Express the competition was thrown open to international entries as requests from parents and kids poured in from across Ireland and around the world. Entries were received from Ireland, the UK, and India. The outstanding selection of poetry impressed the judges tremendously, and narrowing the list down was difficult.
The short listed entries for the 8-12 year old category are:
Aiobh Manning, Ballymaclode, Co. Waterford, 'Writing (impossible!)
Ruby Sullivan, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 'Across the Water'
Sadhbh Sullivan, Bere Island, Co. Cork, ' Dusky'
Ruhee Parelkar, Gujarat, India, 'A strange new world!'
Claire Quill, Bantry, Co. Cork, 'Sharing is Caring'
The short listed entries for the 13-17 year old category are:
Ciarán Darcy, Bantry, Co. Cork, 'Graduation'
Thomas McCarthy, Ballinadee, Co. Cork, ' Love and Marriage'
Erin Barclay, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, 'The Journey'
Sam McCarthy, Navan, Co. Meath, 'Trees'
Aoife Quinn Clarke, Navan, Co. Meath, 'Summer'
Congratulations to all the short listed entrants! We hope to see you in Bantry on 11 July 2009 when we announce the final winners during Poets Express. Remember, the evening will be video taped (Planet Mythos Video) and professionally recorded (Dark World International)
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