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Poetry Competition

7-11 Years

This Is Me Video

With This Is Me, give every pupil the chance to shine!

Young Writers invites your child to write a poem for This Is Me and celebrate themselves in verse.

Your child can explore who they are and it’s a great way to discuss emotions in a safe space. From writing about someone who inspires them to their dreams for the future or even an acrostic using their name or a word that describes them, there is so much to get your child enjoying poetry writing.

It’s National Poetry Day on 7th October 2021 and the theme is “Choices” – This Is Me complements this fantastic annual event as your young writer can choose to empower themselves, and others, through the power of their words.

There's a handy info guide to explain how to take part, an engaging video and mood board activity as well as examples and poetry prompt ideas to help support your young writer to write their 'This Is Me' poem.



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Please include your child's name, age and full postal address on their entry.

  • Independent entrants must have a UK address to enter.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for pupil prizes.

  • The poem can be written in any poetic style & use any poetic techniques.

  • Your child's poem must be their own work.

  • The poem can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

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


This Is Me Prize

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 Autumn Term 2021. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ)

Closing Date: Friday 11th February 2022