OUR RIVER - poetry and creative writing competitions

in partnership with the river teign restoration project

Are you a poet or writer with a passion for nature? Perhaps you have never written anything creative but find nature inspiring..?

This competition is for anyone who feels the pull of putting pen to paper, and particularly those who have a personal connection to the River Teign.

There are three catergories for entries:
Category 1 – Poetry writing by 5-12 year olds
Category 2 – Poetry writing by 13-18 year olds
Catergory 3 – Creative writing by Adults

Over the months between September 2021 and February 2022 we will be sharing tips and stimulus for your writing, so even if you aren’t feeling inspired yet, keep following this page and our social media accounts for updates!


What can I win?

1st prize winner:
Your poem will feature as part of an art installment, created in collaboration with Peter Randall-Page, on the River Teign 

1st and 2nd prize winners:
A fly fishing lesson for you and your family 

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners:
Your poem will be published in the River Teign Restoration Project book

Digital publication online – A selection of the poems will feature on the River Teign Restoration Project and MED Theatre websites


To enter your own writing for a chance to win one of our exciting prizes, please firstly read the guidelines using the button below.

You can submit entries to us via email at salmon@medtheatre.co.uk or by post to:
MED Theatre, 11a New Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8PE

If you would like any additional guidance, please email helengilbert@medtheatre.co.uk