Poetry Contest 2016 Winners

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the children and young adults who sent in poems for this year’s poetry contest. We had over 250 entries in three age categories, so choosing winners has been an especial challenge this year – many poems were very reluctantly set aside. ALL of the poems were read and…

Announcing: Poetry Contest – The Forest!

Mothering Matters is sponsoring a poetry contest for kids in Switzerland ages 6 to 14! The poem must be original – completely your own work, and be about THE FOREST – anything about forests: the animals, the insects, the trees, the darkness, the light, a picnic, a hike… How long? Any length, and in any…

2015 Poetry Contest Winners!

  UPDATE 29th JUNE: The prizes were posted on the weekend and should be with the winners by the 1st of July. If a child would like his or her poem back, please send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope (to Carol McDonald, Kürbergstrasse 51, 8049 Zürich).  We have our winners! Thank you to all of…

Poetry Contest: Growing

Mothering Matters is sponsoring a poetry contest for kids ages 6 to 14! The poem must be original – completely your own work, and be about GROWING – any kind of growing, real or imaginary, plants, people, etc. How long? Any length, and in any style: limerick, sonnet, rhyming, free verse, haiku…. Your poem may…

BeautifulYou Mother’s Day Contest

Contest Winner! Mothering Matters Switzerland is delighted to announce that the winner of the Beautiful You Mother’s Day Competition is Rebecca Woods. Congratulations, Rebecca and also to runner-up Archanna Ramu. Thanks also to Cloudia Chen who supplied the prize. —————————- All women are beautiful, inside and out but sometimes we’re so busy being mothers that we forget…

Winning Stories from Writing Contest

The winning stories from our Autumn Adventure Writing Contest are now online. Click on a name to view the story by that writer. Our team would like to thank all of the authors who submitted such wonderful work as well as teachers and parents who encouraged the art of creative writing. Age Group 6 to…

Writing Contest Winners: An Autumn Adventure

The Mothering Matters writing contest, An Autumn Adventure, has been a great success. With over 50 entries, judges had a hard time choosing just a few winners. Our team would like to thank all of the authors who submitted such wonderful work as well as teachers and parents who encouraged the art of creative writing.…

Announcing A New Writing Contest: An Autumn Adventure

Dear Readers, Sponsors, Teachers and Children, Mothering Matters Switzerland is sponsoring a writing contest for kids. The theme is An Autumn Adventure. Writers should submit stories that take place in autumn and include either a drawing or a photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. There will be two categories: ages 6-8 and ages…

Poetry Contest Winners!

Thank you and bravo to the young poets who sent in poems to our Poetry Contest this spring. We had 30 entries in three age categories, and it was a pleasure to read your poems. Our judges (a teacher, a children’s author, and a children’s librarian) worked hard together to decide on winners in each…

Poetry Contest!

Mothering Matters Online Journal is sponsoring a poetry contest for kids ages 6 to 14! The poem must be original – completely your own work. The subject? Anything you like. How long? Any length and any style of poem. Limerick, sonnet, rhyming, free verse, haiku…. Your poem may include an illustration, though that is not…