Open to all 5-18 year-olds, be inspired by this time of year!
Winter Wonderland is the latest competition from Young Writers and invites 5-18 year-olds to write a winter-themed poem in any style they like. From acrostics and rhymes, to haikus, diamante poems and free verse, it's a great way to get creative and even try a new poetic style!
There’s a chill in the air, the leaves have fallen and the nights are growing longer; winter will soon be upon us. How do you spend your winter days? Perhaps waiting for the snow to go sledging, or huddling in front of the fire with a delicious hot chocolate.
Will you be eagerly awaiting Santa on Christmas Eve? What will be your New Year's resolution? What about nature during this frosty time? Your poem could be about the animals deep in hibernation or the bare trees waiting for spring to arrive.
For many, this season is a time for family, overindulgence and parties! Whatever you love or dislike about winter write your poem in any style to let us know your thoughts on this time of year.
Selected poems will feature in a special anthology and the best poem will win a creative writing goody bag PLUS 2 x runners-up will each receive a £10 National Book Token.
Winter Wonderland entries need to reach us by 31st January 2022.
Only one entry per person, the work must be the entrant's own original poem and it must include their name, age and full UK postal address.