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This Is Me Acrostics 2023

5-7 Years

This Is Me Acrostics 2023 Video

A fantastic way to get children engaged with poetry as they write all about themselves.

It's important for children to focus on and celebrate themselves, and This Is Me Acrostics allows them to do exactly that as they think about what makes them unique and the things they love. The acrostic is a brilliant way to introduce poetry writing as it gives your little learners a structure to work to, giving them the confidence to get creative with their words.

It's free to enter and we also provide you with all the resources you'll need to get your class involved, including a ready-made lesson plan and PowerPoint. There's also a video, which gives your pupils ideas to write about and guides them step-by-step to create an acrostic poem.

All entrants will receive a bookmark, and those chosen for publication will receive a certificate of merit. Seeing their work in print gives pupils a purpose for their writing, which helps to boost engagement and creates confident writers.

So join in and get your pupils passionate about poetry with This Is Me Acrostics as well as learning about your new class this term!

The school prize is a magnificent poetry book bundle which includes a copy of each book in the photo. A huge thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Dunhill Clare Publishing, Faber & Faber, Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, Hachette Children's Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Pan Macmillan, Quarto Kids, The Emma Press, Troika Books, Usborne Publishing Ltd & Walker Books Ltd for donating these wonderful poetry books that are an incredible asset to any school classroom or library!

This Is Me Acrostics is ideal for 4-7 year-olds, but pupils outside this age range are welcome to enter.

Closing Date: Extended to 31st October 2023.

School Prizes

The school that submits the best overall set of entries will win The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a huge poetry book bundle.

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

(Remember, you receive 1 free copy for every 30 entries you submit! E.g. 1-30 entries you receive 1 copy, 31-60 entries you receive 2 copies, etc.)

Pupil Prizes

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


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

(School and pupil winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2023. The prizes will be sent in the following term. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ.)

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