This Is Me Acrostics |
Poetry Competition

5-7 Years

This Is Me Acrostics Video

Help your budding poetry stars shine brightly with This Is Me...

Lets explore emotions, uniqueness and acrostic poems with this activity!

This Is Me Acrostics lets your pupils explore who they are and who they want to be, empowering them and celebrating their individuality. Motivate your pupils to write exciting poetry that lets them express themselves.

An acrostic is a fun poetic style that helps structure ideas and develop vocabulary, so every pupil has the chance to shine, to feel confident in writing a poem, and have the chance to be published in a real book.

If your school is paperless, check out the Online Writing Portal!

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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 poem, ensuring their name, age and school name are included. (An adult can scribe too!)

  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or in the Online Writing Portal).

  • Pupils' poems must be their own work!

  • Poems must be in the acrostic format.

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

For Schools

1st Prize

The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and an awesome bundle of books for your school!


2 x Runners-Up

Each wins a framed certificate and a selection of books for your school!


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

(Winners will be chosen from poetry competition entries received in the 2021/2022 academic year.)

For Pupils

Our 5 favourite published poets will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a bookmark and we award a certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2021. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ)


Send your entries by uploading them:

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Enter through our pupil writing portal:

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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

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This fun video explains in just one minute what an acrostic poem is, with ideas and examples to give you and your pupils plenty of ideas to get you started! Pause it to discuss ideas with the class as you go along!

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Young Writers KS1
Remus House

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(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 11th February 2022