Mustafa’s Jumper by Coral Rumble wins the Caterpillar Poetry Prize

Coral Rumble
Coral Rumble

The winning poem in the €1,000 Caterpillar Poetry Prize is ‘Mustafa’s Jumper’ by Poetry Society Member Coral Rumble. The prize is run by the junior art and literature magazine The Caterpillar and awarded annually to a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children. The judge this year was Chrissie Gittins.

Coral said:

“The Caterpillar is such a unique and inspired magazine. Winning The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is all shades of wonderful! So honoured, and a little dazed.”


“It was a constant pleasure and surprise to discover the range of subject matter and approaches in the submissions to the prize. The difficulty was in choosing between vastly different types of poem of comparable quality.”

Chrissie, who judged the prize anonymously, also commended poem fellow Poetry Society Member Carole Bromley, among others.

The Caterpillar Story Prize is now open to anyone (over 16) willing to have a go at writing a story of no more than 1,500 words for children aged 7-11. Details are available at

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5 June 2018