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The Poetry Games |
Poetry Competition


As the summer of 2024 approaches with a burst of sporting excitement, we invite you to embark on a poetic journey celebrating the world of games and sports. 

Whether you're captivated by the magic of the Olympic Games, the thrill of the Euros, the elegance of Wimbledon, or the high-speed drama of the Tour de France, let your creativity flow! But you don’t have to be limited to the sporting arena – we welcome verses inspired by board games, video games or even your very own imaginary sports

Craft a poem in any style and you might just score big! Share your poem with us, and you could be published in a book and win a £25 Smyths voucher to spend on a new game or sporting equipment. 

Unleash the power of words and let the games begin!

Closing Date: 6th September 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.

  • Free to enter.
  • Copyright remains with the author.

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


The Poetry Games Prize
All poets chosen for publication will receive a bookmark and certificate of merit.

The best poem will win a £25 Smyths voucher to spend on a new game or sporting equipment. 

PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their pupils 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)

Closing Date: Friday 6th Sep 2024

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