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The Poetry Bus 2024 |
Poetry Competition

Ideal for ages 4-7

The Poetry Bus 2024 Video

This fun activity is the perfect way to introduce your child to the easy-to-learn poetry styles of acrostic, riddle or sense poems. There's an activity and PowerPoint for each one, available to download to make your lesson planning a breeze, along with a host of other free resources all in the Downloads tab. 

The open theme means your child can write about whatever inspires or interests them. 

Crafting poems for the chance to be published in a book gives children a real purpose for their writing, making them eager and excited to write. 

Every entrant will receive a bookmark and sticker for taking part, and those chosen for publication will also receive a certificate of merit. 

We can't wait to read your child's poem, so hop aboard the Poetry Bus today!

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 or use the link below.


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

Young Writers - The Poetry Bus
Remus House

Closing Date: 29th February 2024


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

  • Please include your child's name, age and full postal address on their entry.
  • Independent entrants must have a UK address to enter.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Independent entries are still eligible for pupil prizes.
  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.
  • Free to enter.
  • Your child's poem must be their own work!
  • 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 Bus 2024 Prize

    Our 5 favourite published poets will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


    Every entrant receives a bookmark and sticker. We award a certificate of merit to all young writers chosen for publication.

    (Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2024. Image of goody bag for illustration purposes only, contents may vary. Independent entrants are eligible for pupil prizes. The prize will be sent in the following term.)

    Closing Date: Thursday 29th Feb 2024

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