Through Their Eyes
Poetry Competition

11-18 Years

Through Their Eyes Video

Whose point of view will you tell?

Create a buzz around poetry writing in your school with our inspirational postcards. Some will cause debate, some are light-hearted and others are gritty, perhaps even controversial. From the environment and influencers to being a teen and the animal kingdom, there's something to engage all students.

Rules

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

  • Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

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

  • Poems must be your students' own work.

  • Ensure that all students 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 Prize

The Young Writers' Award of Excellence

2nd Prize

£500

3rd Prize

£250

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

Through Their Eyes Prize
Through Their Eyes Prize

For Students

Our 5 favourite poets will each win £100!

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

Online

Send your entries by uploading them:

Enter Now

Enter through our Student Typing Portal:

Go to Portal

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

By Post

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

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers SS
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Writing Tips

Tip #1

Using headlines is a great way to see the world from a student’s perspective. Through Their Eyes also gives students the opportunity to write with empathy as they look at a situation from another point of view.

Ideas:

- Australian Bushfires

- The EU voted to ban all single use plastics

- Harry & Meghan stepping down from royal duties

- Measles Epidemic in the Congo

- Astronaut Christina Koch returning to Earth from the Space Station

- It’s Veganuary!

Tip #2

Word Play

Why not try using a word to inspire students' choice of who or what's point of view to write from?

E.g.

Abandoned (a child, an item of clothing, an animal, a building, hope)

Celebrated (a hero, a villain, success, a trophy)

Achieved (a sportsperson, someone doing something for charity, beating an illness)

Persecuted (slavery, refugees, racism, Nelson Mandela, transgender) 

Using this word or idea students research & find their Through Their Eyes poem inspiration!

Download

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By Post

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Get In Touch

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FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers SS
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Email
[email protected]

Tel
(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 14th February 2020