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Poetry Contest for Children

 The Bar Sagi Young Poets' Prize Poetry competition in English is for Israeli school children aged 12 - 19.

Bar Sagi, a talented Israeli poet who died at age fifteen, documented her journey with illness and hope and her remarkable life force in a series of poems which were published after her death. A few months before she died she wrote about herself.

"Bar Sagi is a 15-year-old girl, who has an imagination that is maybe a bit too big. Her greatest wish is to live a healthy, happy life, and to meet people from her stories."

After her death her family discovered 25 exquisite poems written out in her own hand-illustrated book entitled, "See Me Soar and Spread My Wings".

In honor of Bar Sagi's courageous and vibrant life, her family have established The Bar Sagi Young Poets` Prize. The poems must be written in English, as Bar wrote her own poems in English.

Young poets can send submissions (up to 3 poems) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from November 15 - January 15. Include poet's age at time the poem was written.

Cash prizes and a chance to read winning poems at prize giving ceremony.

The competition is administered and sponsored by Voices Israel group of poets in English. It has been approved by the Ministry of Education.

Any questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More details on www.voicesisrael.com

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