Lucy Perry Literary Competition

The Exmoor Society Lucy Perry Literary Competition is open to young people aged 8 – 14 years.

Celebrate Exmoor in Poetry or Prose

The Exmoor Society wants to encourage the next generation of children to be inspired by Exmoor’s special qualities, and to follow in the footsteps of so many writers and artists who have gone before them by by entering a piece of poetry or prose in our annual Lucy Perry Literary Competition.

The Conditions of Entry are below and the closing date for 2020 is 17 July.

Click here for the Conditions of Entry

Prizes are awarded annually for a piece of poetry or prose inspired by Exmoor.  The competition can be used to form part of the school curriculum requirements and entries are also welcomed from individuals.

The prize categories are as follows:

  • Junior Group.      School years 4, 5 and 6
  • Senior Group.     School years 7, 8 and 9

The winning entries are published on the Society website and usually, when space allows, in the annual Exmoor Review.

2019 Senior Category Winners

2019 Junior Category Winners

2018 Senior Group Winners 

2017 1st Senior Group – ‘A Year on Exmoor’ by Ollie Heath

2017 1st Junior Group – ‘Exmoor Poem’ by Willow McCarthy

2016 Senior Group Winners

2016 Junior Group Winners