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Monster Acrostics |
Poetry Competition
| Ideal for 4-7

Monster Acrostics Video

The perfect introduction to poetry with fun, easy-to-learn acrostics!

Have a roar-some time with your pupils creating fun and fierce poems!

Monster Acrostics will bring imagination, creativity and fun bursting to life in your classroom as your pupils create a monster and then discover the delights of poetry as they write about their creepy or cute creations!

Easy to teach and even easier to learn, acrostics are the perfect introduction to poetry. Watch the fun, engaging video (or alternatively use the PowerPoint) which teaches your pupils how to write their very own acrostic poem. 

The opportunity to see their work published in a real book will inspire your pupils and get them excited to write, and there are fantastic prizes up for grabs too! Every entrant will receive a bookmark and sticker, anyone chosen for publication gets a certificate of merit and our favourite 5 poems will win a creative goody bag! The school with the best set of entries will also win a huge poetry book bundle for their library. 

There are loads more resources available to download including:
👹 Example poems to show what a good one looks like
👻 Ready-made lesson plan on how to write an acrostic poem
👽 PowerPoint to be used alongside the lesson plan
😈Alphabet word bank to help with those tricky letters!

Request as many entry forms as you need today and we'll post them out to you free of charge, so you can create a classroom full of proud poets!

Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2024

We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...

We loved doing 'This Is Me' so it's great that you offer an opportunity for a younger age group too.

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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!

Teacher Information Card
Pupil Entry Form

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Pupil Word Doc Entry Form
Monster Colouring Pages
Parent Information Guide
Teacher Entry Form
Teacher Information Card
Alphabet Word Bank
Example Poems
PowerPoint PDF
Lesson Plan
Pupil Entry Form

Competition Rules

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

Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2024
  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Please submit your entries altogether where possible!
  • Ask your pupils to write their poem (or an adult can scribe/type it), ensuring their name, age and school name are included.
  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or in the Online Writing Portal).
  • Pupils' poems must be their own work!

(Please note on the entry if there is anything we need to take into consideration when reading the work.)

  • Poems need to be in the acrostic style.
  • Free to enter.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Copyright remains with the author.

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

For Schools

The school that submits the best overall set of entries will win Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a fantastic poetry book bundle.

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).  

The school prize is a magnificent poetry book bundle which includes a copy of each book in the photo. A huge thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing PLCHachette Children's GroupHarperCollins PublishersPan MacmillanThe Emma PressWalker Books Ltd for donating these wonderful poetry books that are an incredible asset to any school classroom or library!  

For Pupils

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 Summer Term 2024. The prize will be sent in the following term. Image for illustration purposes only, contents may vary.)

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  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!

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

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

We can't wait to read your pupils' monster acrostic poems!

Jenni, Editor

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Young Writers KS1
Remus House

Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2024

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