Out Of This World
Poetry Competition

7-11 Years

Out Of This World Video

Where will your pupils' imaginations take them?

Inspire and motivate your pupils to love writing, to be confident and passionate writers by unleashing their creativity and giving them a purpose to write.

From cute poems about best friends and pets to those tackling more serious subjects such as bullying or the environment, Out Of This World offers pupils the chance to have their voices heard.

It’s time to launch your lesson and create a class of poetry stars with Out Of This World!


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.

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details.

  • Poems can be written on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper.

  • Poems must be your pupils' own work.

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

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

For Schools

1st Place

£500 Hope Education Resource Voucher and the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

2nd Place

£250 Hope Education Resource Voucher

3rd Place

£100 Hope Education Resource Voucher

We provide a complimentary copy to every school that takes part too!

Out Of This World Prize

For Pupils

Our 15 favourite published writers will each win an exciting adventure goody bag packed full of prizes!

Plus there's a bookmark and sticker for every entrant and pupils chosen for publication will receive a certificate!

Pupil winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2020.


Send your entries by uploading them:

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

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

Young Writers KS2
Remus House

Writing Tips

Tip #1

Talk to your pupils about similes, personification and imagery...

These are great poetic techniques to bring poems to life:

- Imagery can let readers feel as if they are in the scene the poet is setting

- Similes create wonderful descriptions

- Personification can give an identity to unexpected things, such as a child’s toy witnessing a visit from the tooth fairy or how a football feels being kicked around!

Experimenting with these and other poetic techniques is a fun part of the planning and drafting of a poem. Simply choose 5 words and have a bit of fun as a class playing with words using poetry techniques!

Tip #2

Sense poetry is a fantastic poetry type that is suitable for all age ranges to explore.

Write a class sense poem on a space-related subject (or theme of your choice), from aliens and rockets, to moon walks and the planets, there’s lots to be inspired by.

As a class, think of descriptions for each sense based on your subject – this can be lots of fun as you ask your pupils what they think an alien would smell like or what a shooting star would taste like!

Encourage pupils to experiment with vocabulary and be imaginative – it’s their sense poem and can be as serious, or silly, as they like!


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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 KS2
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 14th February 2020