Awards Info


Awards Info
The Mighty Nose Awards is a prestigious national poetry competition with a unique emphasis on describing smell through imaginative writing. Children aged 7-11 are invited to enter their poems – either as part of their class with their teacher’s involvement, or individually. The winning poems will be featured on The Marty the Mighty Nose website and used on all our social media channels.
Entry Requirements
There are two entry categories:
1. Years 3-4 or equivalent, ages 7-9
2. Years 5-6 or equivalent, ages 9-11
Each entry must be a poem (it doesn’t have to rhyme), with a maximum length of thirty lines. The poem must have smell/s as a major feature. See our ideas and inspiration sheet for more!
Children are welcome to enter across any poetry form, including verse, acrostic poems or even limericks.
Judging Process
Entries are read individually by our panel of judges. Judges score poems marks out of 5 (with a maximum score of 15) across the following: originality; quality of writing; and lively depiction of smells.
The six highest scoring poems in each category will be shortlisted for a final judging session.
At the final judging session the judges will choose a winner and runner-up in each category.
The Prizes
First Prize in each category:
Winning entrant awarded a £50 book token
AND a trophy 
Runner-Up in each category:
Winning entrant awarded a £25 book token
Key Dates
9th September 2019: Entries open
9th December 2019: Closing date for entries
January 2020: Winners notified