Christmas Tree farm launches poetry competition

A Christmas Tree farm has launched its first festive poetry competition giving East Sussex youngsters the chance to win prizes for themselves and their school.
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Nov. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm near Battle, East Sussex, has challenged youngsters to write a poem involving a Christmas Tree.

Two lucky winners will each win a box of books for their school courtesy of book company Usborne Children’s Books, a tree for their school and a £25 shopping voucher for themselves.

The competition will be judged by poet Alice Allen. Alice said: “This is the farm’s first ever creative writing competition and I’m really excited to see what the children produce.

I hope the entries are imaginative, celebratory and feature a Christmas Tree in an interesting way. We are hoping the competition will get children thinking about how Christmas Trees are grown and the historic role they play in our festivities.”

Winners will be announced on 10th December via facebook with the winners being invited to recite their poems at the Farm’s annual Christmas carol concert. The carol concert will help raise money for the Spinal Injuries Association, and will take place on December 12th with Christmas carols being sung by Catsfield Primary School children. Spiced apple juice or cider and mince pies will be served.

The Spinal Injuries Association is a charity close to Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm owner Clive Collins’ heart as he lost the use of his legs after falling from a tree while working as a forester.

Clive said: “The Spinal Injuries Association is a superb organisation and provides information and support to people with spinal injuries. I am really pleased to be helping the charity in this small way.”

The competition has two categories, one for those aged between 4 wfavv and 7 years and one for those aged between 8 and 11 years. Entries must be received by 5th December.

For more details on how to enter go to Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm’s page on Facebook.
Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm is a long-established grower and retailer based in Catsfield, East Sussex.  It has been a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association since 1994 and has been growing and supplying Christmas trees for over 20 years.  

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm shop will be open from November 30th. Trees are cut as late as possible to keep them fresh. The business also uses sustainable, environmentally friendly methods to farm its trees.


Notes to editors: For further information contact: Jenny Prus on 01435 830031 or at

Usborne Children’s Books is a major, independent, award-winning UK publishing company, and Children's Publisher of the Year 2012.

To enter:

We're looking for Christmas Tree themed poems that are less than less than 300 words from children aged four to 11 who are going to school in East Sussex.
Please send us your entries by midnight, Wednesday 5th December.

Please send your entries to: Poetry competition, Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, Catsfield Stream, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9BB. Entries can also be emailed to  with poetry competition in the subject line.

Please provide the following information with your entries:

Author’s name, age, school and contact details (address and phone number or email address).

Please note that by submitting your entry you are consenting to it being used by
Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm for any related promotional material.

For further information and queries please contact:

There is no cash alternative.

Have fun!
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