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Safer Essex Roads Poetry Competition


An exciting poetry competition is now available for all Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea schools to take part in. This competition has been put together to help raise awareness of Project EDWARD.

European Day Without A Road Death - Thursday 21 September 2017

Project EDWARD has been developed by the network of European traffic forces, and the Safer Essex Roads Partnership​ has begun a countdown to this day. 

Schools can only submit one poem and the following prizes will be rewarded:
  • One winner will receive a brand new iPad
  • Two runners-up will receive a Kindle Fire
Competition Requirements:
  • An original poem must be created
  • The poem must be related to road safety (walking to school, driving, being a passenger, horse riding and cycling etc)
  • Maximum of 200 words 
All entries are to be sent to the Safer Essex Roads Partnership on​ by Friday 29 September 2017. 

Poems will be judged by members of the partnership including Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust. Winners will be announced on Monday 30 October 2017.

Schools are also able to make a Road Safety Pledge​ to support Project EDWARD.