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  Young poets at the palace
Updated 09 July 2002, 16.21
The winners of the poetry competition were invited to Buckingham Palace
Nine young poets have been to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace after winning the Queen's Golden Jubilee Poetry Competition.

  Click here to read the winning poems in the age 7-11 category

Eden read her poem out of the Fifty Jubilee Poems book while on the steps of Buckingham Palace

They'd all written poems based either on the Queen herself, or events that have taken place during her reign.

The poems were then judged by a panel of leading poets including Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.

Special book

Alexander was a winner and got to meet the Queen

Andrew said: "The range and quality of the poems were extraordinary."

The top 50 winners also got their poems published in a special book called Fifty Jubilee Poems.

  Click here to read the winning poems in the 11-14 category

Around 4,000 kids aged between seven and 18 took part in the competition from schools across the country.

All the entries are to be saved for ever in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.

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