Metal Theft Misery

Metal Theft Competition - Secondary

Secondary School Pupil Competition

28 Jan – 22 March 2013

Secondary school and college pupils across Wales are being asked to write a short poem or slogan that sums up the impact of the theft of metal on our local communities, as part of a competition being run by the four Welsh police forces.

The winning short poem or slogan will be used on marketing materials across Wales as part of the fight against metal theft.

Pupils will need to write either a short poem or a slogan that sums up the impact of metal thefts. This competition is open to any secondary school / college pupil in Wales aged between 11 and 18. There is a maximum entry of one per pupil. All entries should be individual entries, and not the work of a collective group / class.

Four local winners will be chosen – one for each police force area (Dyfed Powys Police, Gwent Police, North Wales Police and South Wales Police). Each of the four winners will receive a £25 gift voucher for their personal use. One Wales-wide winner will then be chosen from this group of four individuals. They will win an additional £100 voucher for their personal use, as well as an iPad for their school. There is no cash alternative for these prizes. Their winning short poem or slogan will also be used in marketing materials across Wales to target the theft of metal.

If any of your pupils would like to submit entries for this competition, please hand them into your School Community Police Officer by the end of Friday 22 March 2013. Please make sure that the back of each entry clearly has the name of the pupil and the school marked.

Posters and leaflets advertising the competition are being delivered to all schools in Wales.

For more information on the work that is currently being done to tackle metal thefts, please visit