Empowered |
Poetry Competition

11-18 Years

Empowered Video

Inspire your students to be confident poets and write about something they feel passionately about.

The last 18 months have been hard, particularly for students with school closures, isolation and general disruption to their education.

Young Writers invites your young writer to write a poem for Empowered, and take back some control over their lives. Empowered helps your child find and use their voice to express themselves through poetry.

Being able to voice a concern, an opinion or a point of view is so important, especially when your child's interaction with peers has been restricted or even removed over the last academic year, reducing their opportunities to discuss what matters to them.

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 an empowering poem in any style.



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 student prizes.

  • The entrant's poem must be their own work.

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

  • The poem can be written in any poetic style & use any poetic techniques but must be inspired by the competition theme.

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


Empowered Prize

Our 5 favourite poets will each win £100 and a trophy!


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.)

Closing Date: Friday 11th February 2022