The Peacock Poetry Prize is an annual competition open to writers aged 8 to 18 produced by Brighton Festival and Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) to encourage young writers to explore the written word from a creative point of view.
On Saturday 18 May, Brighton Festival 2013’s Guest Director Michael Rosen announced the winners of this year's competition which was based on the theme 'The Changing City'.
Sam Charles’s poem Walking On Water - a poem about the rides on Brighton Pier - was picked as the winner of the 8-11 years category, whilst Maya Wall’s Cat’s Eye View won the prize from the 12-15 years group. Bethan Clark won the 16-18 age range prize with a poem entitled Subtly Obvious.
The winning poems are published in full below.