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My First Poem 2024 |
Poetry Competition
| Ideal for EYFS

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My First Poem is a fun and engaging way to introduce poetry to your children...

My First Poem is a fun and engaging way to introduce poetry to them!

My First Poem invites your children to complete a special poetry template that celebrates their uniqueness and their favourite person. It captures their likes at this time in their life, making a lovely keepsake.

My First Poem supports the EYFS literacy requirements, ECAT and the ELG of being imaginative and expressive. Taking part is fun and easy, so get your setting involved today... and remember to let us know why your setting should win the £1,000 prize when you send your entries!

Congratulations to our 2023 winner & runner-up, you can find out more here!

For every 30 entries you submit, you get a free copy of the book your children feature in so every participating nursery receives at least 1 free copy.

Closing Date: Friday 1st Mar 2024

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Printed Resources

Save money on printing, let us know how many you'd like of the resources below, and we'll pop them in the post for you!

Child's Entry Form
Nursery Information

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You'll get instant access to free writing resources.

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You'll get access to...

Fun Sense Activity - Things I Taste
Fun Sense Activity - Things I Feel
Fun Sense Activity - Things I See
Child's Entry Form (Editable PDF version)
Nursery Entry Form
Nursery Information
Child's Entry Form

Competition Rules

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

Closing Date: Friday 1st Mar 2024
  • Only one entry per child, there is no limit to the number of entries per setting. Please submit your entries all together where possible!
  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or the editable PDF.
  • Poems must be each child's own work/words.
  • Ensure that all children's names, ages, key worker and setting are included on the entry form.
  • Templates can be completed/typed by an adult.
  • Open to children attending a UK nursery or preschool setting.
  • Free to enter.
  • If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

    For Schools

    For Nurseries / Preschools

    1st Prize - £1,000

    We’d love to know what you’d do with the prize money – would you enhance your outdoor space? Stock up your library? Upgrade your play equipment? Let us know for a chance to win £1,000 for your setting to spend however you choose!

    Runner-Up Prize

    One setting will win an amazing lending library!

    PLUS a complimentary copy of the book your children 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.)

    For Pupils

    Enter Online


    Email your entries to [email protected]


    Upload your entries

      Entrants type their entries online

    Why not combine literacy and ICT by using the online writing portal? Entrants can type their work and you can submit them at the click of a button!

    Writing Portal

    Send by Freepost

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

    Young Writers PS
    Remus House
    PE2 9BF

    We're looking forward to reading your pupils' stories!

    Jenni, Editor

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    Get In Touch

    Young Writers PS
    Remus House
    PE2 9BF

    [email protected]

    (01733) 890066

    Closing Date: Friday 1st Mar 2024

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