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Poetry Heroes |
Poetry Competition


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Who is your hero?

We’re inviting you to write a poem about your favourite person.

Who is your hero? Is it your mum or dad? Your best friend? Your brother or sister? Perhaps there is a famous person, from a sports or film star to an author or musician, that you admire and aspire to be like.

Why are they your favourite person and why do they inspire you?

Grab your pen and get writing! From haikus and rhymes to acrostics and everything in-between, we welcome your poem in any style and format celebrating your poetry idol.

Selected poems will feature in a special anthology and our favourite poet will win a selection of books!

How To Enter

Email your child's entry along with their, name and full address to: [email protected]


Upload their entry at www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/enter.


Post your child's entry along with their, name and full address to:

Young Writers - Poetry Heroes

Remus House



Closing Date: 31st May 2024


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

  • Only one entry per child.
  • Open to both schools & independent entrants in the UK.
  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.
  • Poems can be written in any style.
  • Child's name, age and full address (or school address and teacher name) must be included with their poem.
  • The poem must be the child's own, original work.
  • Copyright remains with the author.
  • Free to enter.

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


Poetry Heroes Prize

Our favourite poet will win a selection of books!

Every entrant will receive a bookmark & those chosen for publication will receive a certificate of merit.

Any schools taking part will receive a free copy of the book their pupils feature in.

Closing Date: Friday 31st May 2024

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