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This Is Me I Am

11-18 Years

This Is Me I Am Video

An exciting way to engage young adults with poetry writing...

This Is Me: I Am... encourages your students to express themselves through verse. With no limits on theme, length or poetic style, this competition gives them the opportunity to take control of what and how they want to write. 

Each student is an expert in the topic of themselves, so there will be no shortage of ideas. They could express emotion, voice an opinion, speculate about their future or simply write about their lives here and now. 

This freedom, along with the opportunity to be published in a real book, will engage and excite your students, resulting in a classroom full of eager writers. We also supply you with a host of FREE resources to support their creativity, including a lesson plan, PowerPoint, poetry prompts and a greater depth planning sheet. 

Get involved and turn your classroom into a hive of creativity, with students eager to pick up a pen and start writing, with the added benefit that you get to learn more about your students!

If you haven't tried the Online Writing Portal yet (where your students type their work during a lesson or as homework) check it out today at www.youngwriters.co.uk/teachers

The school prize is a magnificent poetry book bundle which includes a copy of each book in the photo. A huge thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hachette Children's Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Pan Macmillan, The Emma Press, Walker Books Ltd for donating these wonderful poetry books that are an incredible asset to any school classroom or library!

This Is Me I Am... is ideal for 11-18 year-olds, but students outside this age range are welcome to enter.

Closing Date: Extended to 31st October 2023.

School Prizes

The school that submits the best overall set of entries will win The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a huge poetry book bundle.

PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their students feature in!

(Remember, you receive 1 free copy for every 30 entries you submit! E.g. 1-30 entries you receive 1 copy, 31-60 entries you receive 2 copies, etc)

Student Prizes

Our favourite 5 poets will each win £50 and a trophy!

(School & student winners will be chosen from entries submitted in the Autumn Term 2023. The prizes will be sent in the following term.)

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