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Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017

Creative Writing Competition for 7-11 year olds

Rhymecraft takes imagination to the next level by engaging your pupils with poetry and showing them how to build their poems. It’s fun, easy to take part and your pupils could see themselves as published poets!

Rhymecraft also has brand new video lesson plan, narrated by The BFP (The Big Friendly Poet), to motivate pupils with poetry writing. Your pupils can write a poem on any theme and in any poetic style as there are no boundaries for creativity in the wonderful land of Rhymecraft!

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  • Only one entry per pupil

  • Poems can be written or typed on any theme and in any poetic style

  • Please ensure that all pupils include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form

Closing date is 20th October 2017


For Schools

The school with the best set of entries will win the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence, which they can showcase in their school.

PLUS a huge bundle of books for your school library.

For Pupils

The 10 best writers will each win a Rhymecraft Goodie Bag packed full of fun!

Every entrant will receive a bookmark and sticker! Pupils selected for publication will also receive a certificate!

How To Enter

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads / Resources Request

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    Young Writers PS
    Remus House
    PE2 9BF

  • Alternatively, upload your pupils' poems with Online Entries

Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017


To see the competition pack, including Full Competition Information, Entry Forms, resources, and more…please fill in the short form below. All download links will appear once the form is sent and the links will also be emailed to you.



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Writing Tips

Tip #1

Use the brilliant (if we do say so ourselves) video lesson narrated by The BFP alongside the colourful worksheet for a lesson that’s fun, engaging and easy for you!

The video lesson compliments the worksheet and shows pupils how to use each section and gives them examples too. It’s guaranteed to create a buzz around poetry in your classroom today! 

Tip #2

Who inspires your pupils?

Their parent, sibling, grandparent, best friend, sports person, film star or unsung heroes like firefighters and doctors?

Why do they inspire them? What would they like to say to them through their poem?

This is a great way to help pupil write a poem inspired by someone they admire and know well resulting in wonderful, heartfelt poetry! 

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Contact Us

Young Writers PS
Remus House

Tel: 01733 890066
Fax: 01733 313524

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

Enter online
For Young Writers entering independently (not via their school)

Send school entries online
For teachers to upload their pupils' submissions

Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017

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