We have some fantastic competitions in the Winter issue.
Win a Family Ticket to Elderflower Fields
Win a copy of The Queendom Within
Win a 4 hour clean from Wecasa
Win a free school assembly visit (on line or in person) by poet and author Neal Zetter and win a signed copy of his new poetry book The Shape of Rainbows.

Enter the twisty, twirling world of The Shape of Rainbows by award-winning poet, Neal Zetter!
Would you like to have an interstellar mum, sit under a poet tree, be a part-time superhero, see Adam’s apples, live next door to a Viking and read about the boy who ate his school?
You’ll find these topics and more explored in poems in this fantastic new book, out on 11th January.
Ahead of the launch Neal would love to read your poems on the theme of Rainbows in this poetry competition. Your poem can be inventive, funny, or thought-provoking. Just get your brains into gear, imagine and write!

The competition is open to children aged 7-11 years old. One winner will win a school assembly visit (online or in person) by poet and author Neal Zetter plus a signed copy of The Shape of Rainbows.
One runner up will also win a signed copy of The Shape of Rainbows.
The winner and runner up will have their poems displayed on the Family Grapevine Magazine South West London and Otter-Barry Books websites. The closing date is Febuary 29th 2024.

How to enter
1. Go to
2. In the first box type where it asks for the name of the competition you’re entering type ‘The Shape of Rainbows’
3. In the second box where it asks for your answer to the competition questions, type your poem
4. Complete the About you section and give the email address of the adult who is giving consent for your entry

Submit your poem by midnight on the 29 February 2024.
You can enter one poem on the theme of rainbows. You can use any form of poetry and your poem can be up to 250 words. Please read the full competition rules below before submitting your poem.

Terms and Conditions for The Shape of Rainbows Competition
1. Prizes will only be sent to UK addresses.
2. Only one entry per person or household as specified.
3. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is offered.
4. The prize(s) will be awarded to the first correct entry/entries drawn.
5. The winner may be required to submit valid identification before receiving the prize.
6. By entering, winners agree to their names and general locations being used for publicity purposes.
7. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. The winner’s name may be published in the following issue of the Family Grapevine or online.
9. The Family Grapevine holds no responsibility for the actions of the sponsor or their agents.
10. Offers and competitions may need to be taken on specific dates, please see individual offer or competition for details
11. By entering, all entrants agree to be bound by all Terms and Conditions. Any breach of conditions by an entrant may void their entry.
12. By entering, all winners agree to their contact information being shared with the competition prize donor.
13. The Promoter is Otter Barry Books, Little Orchard, Burley Gate, Herefordshire, HR1 3QS in association with Family Grapevine Magazine which has its registered office Compton, 93 Simplemarsh Road, Addlestone, KT15 1QT
14. The competition closing date is midnight on 29 February 2024. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted
15. To enter, parents, teachers, librarians should submit a poem to us using the submission form above, and follow the instructions. No other method of entry will be accepted.
16. All data for non-winning entrants will be deleted by 8 March 2024
17. Teachers, librarians and youth leaders must comply with their organisations GDPR policy when applying.
18. The Competition is open to children from age 7-11yrs
19. The Competition is only open to entrants in the UK.
20. There will be one winner who will win a free assembly school visit by the poet Neal Zetter EITHER an in-person, afternoon only assembly performance OR a 45-min virtual performance/Q&A plus a signed copy of The Shape of Rainbows/
21. One runner up will win a signed copy of The Shape of Rainbows
22. You may only make a maximum of one entry per person.
23. Entries should be on the theme of rainbows and no longer than 250 words. The poems must be new and original from the author
24. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
25. The Winner will be notified via email no later than 14th March 2024
26. Entries must be submitted in mostly the English language, you may include phrases in another language.
27. A parent or guardian will need to give permission for you to enter. Permission can be given online when submitting an entry.
28. The parent, guardian, teacher of the Winner and runner up will be notified via email by 14th March 2024
29. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize
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