Competition 2019!

Inspired by the fantastic poems written by one of our lead Tour Directors, Ben Sykes, we have decided to run a competition in 2019 for all pupils travelling on our tours. Ben’s clever poems, usually composed on the coach during the return journey, have delighted many schools over the years and have served as a most impressive and memorable signature for his work.

What would We Like Pupils to Do?

We would like pupils to write a poem based on their experiences during their tour. There is a minimum of 50 words however there is no maximum and it does not have to rhyme. We ask only that poems are not derogatory about any participants on their tour and that they try to engage the reader in a flavour of their visit abroad. So if any pupil has been inspired by any element of their school tour, we’d like to hear about it!

Where Do Pupils Send their Entry?

Please email entries directly to Connect Studies at info@connectstudies.co.uk with the title 'Competition Entry'. Pupils must include their name, email address, age, school and the tour. For pupils aged under 16, we ask that pupils ensure they have permission from their parents to enter.

When is the Closing Date?

The closing date for entries in the 28 July 2019 and winners will be announced on our website shortly after this date.

Who Are the Judges?

The panel of judges will be led by Ben Sykes and will include two other independent advisors.

What are the Prizes?

The top three poems will receive prizes for both the entrants and
their schools and the poems will be published on our website.

FIRST PRIZE : Gift Vouchers to the value of £100 for the pupil and
£100 worth of books relating to the country of visit for the school.

SECOND PRIZE : Gift Vouchers to the value of £50 for the pupil
and £50 worth of books relating to the country of visit for the school.

THIRD PRIZE : Gift Vouchers to the value of £25 for the pupil and
£25 worth of books relating to the country of visit for the school.

Rules

  1. Entry to the competitions is restricted to one entry per person please.

  2. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

  3. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified!

  4. Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK address unless otherwise stated.

  5. Winners will be contacted via email and the school.

  6. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

  7. The competition will run from September 06 2018 – July 28 2019.

  8. Connect Studies is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party.

  9. The completion is open to all pupils aged 18 or under.

  10. The poem must be the original work of one person only.

We are looking forward to receiving lots of poems and with the support of teachers and parents alike, we hope for a successful and interesting competition!

Good luck to all of our entrants!