My First Poem 2022 |
Poetry Competition

Nursery & Preschool

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

Help your children write their very own first poem using our fun, easy 'All About Me' template!

It's a lovely way to build literacy and creative skills, plus the activity supports the Ealy Years Foundation Stage literacy requirements too!

If you haven't got a printer, don't panic! You're welcome to help them write out their poem and send us a photo instead! Or you can complete the editable PDF and email it back to us - the entry form is suitable for both options.



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or the editable PDF.

  • The poem must be completed in your child's own words.

  • Ensure that your child's name, age and address are included on the entry form.

  • Poems can be written/typed by an adult.

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


My First Poem 2022 Prize

For Nurseries / Pre-Schools

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 Every participating nursery receives a free copy of the book their children feature in.

For Children

Certificate for each child whose work is accepted for publication.

Free bookmark & sticker for all children taking part.

Closing Date: Friday 25th February 2022