Little Riddlers 2022 |
Poetry Competition

5-7 Years

Little Riddlers 2022 Video

Teach your pupils the secret of writing fantastic riddle poems...

It's rewarding, fun and helps them enjoy poetry!

Little Riddlers will help your 4 to 7 year-olds learn to write riddle poems, which is guaranteed to help them learn to love poetry!

There is an interactive video that is a step-by-step guide on how to write a riddle poem, couple this with the engaging, colourful worksheet and your pupils will be writing original riddle poems in no time at all.

They'll learn the structure of a riddle, the 6 things needed to create a successful riddle poem and we're provided examples to help inspire them.

It's easy to tie in with your current topic or why not be inspired by summertime, favourite things or even storybook characters!

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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 their poem (or an adult can scribe/type it), ensuring their name, age and school name are included.

  • 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' riddle poems must be their own work!

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

For Schools

1st Prize

Young Writers’ Award of Excellence, a year’s annual subscription to SPaG Monsters online literacy game and an awesome selection of books.

2 x Runners-Up

Each school receives a framed certificate and a year’s school annual subscription to SPaG Monsters online literacy game.

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

For Pupils

Our 10 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 Summer Term 2022. 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:

Writing Portal

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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Remus House

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(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 22nd July 2022