An Acrostic For You
Poetry Competition

5-7 Years

Get your 5-7 year-olds writing kind, thoughtful acrostic poems!

Inspire your younger pupils to celebrate their favourite person by writing a heartfelt acrostic about them! It’s a fantastic way to learn about poetry as well as practise descriptive writing, but it’s also a kind and thoughtful activity, that will put smiles on many faces!


To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries altogether where possible!

  • Ask your pupils to write/type their acrostic, ensuring their name, age and school name are included.

  • Ensure that all pupils include their name and age on their entry.

  • Where possible, the school to send / upload / email all their pupils' entries to us.

  • Independent entries are welcome - please provide your home address details instead of the school's / use the independent entry form..

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

For Schools

Young Writers’ Award of Excellence and a selection of books

2 x framed certificates and a selection of books

Every participating school receives a free copy of the book their pupils feature in!

An Acrostic For You Prize

For Pupils

10 x our favourite published young writers each win a creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a sticker and bookmark.
A certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication!


Send your entries by uploading them:

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Alternatively, you can email your entries to [email protected].

By Post

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

Writing Tips

Tip #1

Once your pupils have decided who they would like to dedicate their acrostic to, ask them to think about something kind they would like to say to them. It could be ‘Thank you’, ‘I love you’ or even ‘Be happy’. Once they have their message they can use this as the start of their acrostic, writing it down the left-hand side of the entry form, and then they can develop their message acrostic.


Please fill in the form below to reveal the resource download links:

By Post

If you'd prefer to be sent the resources, please fill in the form below (including amounts of each resource required) and we'll get them posted to you:

Get In Touch

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 23rd October 2020