Divine Chocolate holds poetry competition to celebrate its Fairtrade, farmer-owned ethos

The contest, run in conjunction with Christian Aid, is now in its 16th year

Farmer-owned chocolate company Divine Chocolate is running a poetry competition to take “adults and children alike on a voyage of discovery through the world of chocolate, cocoa farmers, Fairtrade and poetry”.

This is the 16th year of the competition, run in conjunction with Christian Aid, and the theme this year is ‘Celebrating Divine Chocolate’, to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

The contest is open to entrants aged seven and older.

Prizes include a film of the winning poem being read by this year’s guest judge, children’s writer Cas Lester, along with Divine products, book tokens and Cas Lester’s latest book, Do You Speak Chocolate?

Entrants are advised to consider aspects of the theme such as:

  • Divine Chocolate has been Fairtrade and farmer-owned for 20 years. Who can celebrate?
  • Think about the process of bean-to-bar. What can we celebrate along that journey?
  • When do you celebrate with chocolate – does it make chocolate taste better?
  • Fairtrade is about empowering farmers so try to think beyond common stereotypes of developing countries

The deadline for entries in Welsh is 31 May, 2018 and in English by 30 June.

Full details of the competition are available here.