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My First Poem 2024 |
Poetry Competition

Ideal for EYFS

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My First Poem invites your child 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 to look back on.

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 child involved today!

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

Closing Date:1st March 2024


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

  • Only one entry per child.
  • Your child's poem can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or the editable PDF.
  • Your child's poem must be their own work/words.
  • Ensure that your child's name, age and address are included on the entry form.
  • Templates can be completed/typed with an adult's assistance.
  • 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 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!

    Closing Date: Friday 1st Mar 2024

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