Through Their Eyes 2024 | Poetry Competition | Ideal for ages 11-18
Engage your students with poetry writing as they imagine life through someone or something else's eyes...
Engage and inspire your students with poetry as they write from someone else's point of view.
Through Their Eyes gives your students the opportunity to step into somebody else's life and write a poem about what they imagine their thoughts, feelings and experiences are. It encourages them to exercise both imagination and empathy and can also spark debate and discussion within your classroom.
It's perfect for cross-curricular links including PSHE as your students can write from the point of view of anyone or anything using any poetic style or techniques. For example:
A book character to show their understanding of the text they're studying
The secret life of a pet
A historical figure
The inner thoughts of an inanimate object
Their idol or hero
Someone going through hardship e.g. war, bullying, poverty
Free resources are available to download, which are designed to ignite inspiration and help your students plan and write their poems, including examples from past winners and a ready-made lesson plan and PowerPoint to make planning a breeze!
Request as many entry forms, posters and idea postcards as you need and we will post them out to you free of charge, so you can get your whole school involved.
If you haven't tried the Online Writing Portal yet (where your students type their work during a lesson or as homework) check it out today at www.youngwriters.co.uk/teachers
This Is Me I Am... is ideal for 11-18 year-olds, but students outside this age range are welcome to enter.
Closing Date: Thursday 29th Feb 2024
We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...
The children really enjoyed the freedom. Well resourced with PowerPoints to support.
R Sunley, Knighton Mead Primary Academy LeicestershireSee more...
Great child-friendly competitions. It has been lovely to see the joy on their faces if they are chosen to be published.
A Toller, Junction Farm Primary School Stockton-On-TeesSee more...
The children loved having the opportunity to write in different styles. It fitted with our project perfectly.
G Price, Bearbrook Combined School BuckinghamshireSee more...
Great pack with everything we need, everyone loved the activity - thank you.
B Robson, The Beacon Infant & Nursery School BodminSee more...
A fantastic competition that really helped children celebrate their individualities.
R Lyon, Barkston & Syston CE Primary School LincolnshireSee more...
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How To Plan a Poem Activity
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To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:
Closing Date: Thursday 29th Feb 2024
Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Please submit your entries altogether where possible!
Entries must be your students' own original work.
Poems can be submitted on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or using the Online Writing Portal)
Each student's name, age and school name should be included on their entry.
UK entrants only.
Copyright remains with the author.
Free to enter.
If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
The school that submits the best overall set of entries will win Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a huge poetry book bundle.
PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their students 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)