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Through Their Eyes 2024 |
Poetry Competition

Ideal for ages 11-18

Through Their Eyes 2024 Video

Through Their Eyes gives your young writer 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.

Your child can write from the point of view of anyone or anything. For example:

  • A character from their favourite book
  • 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 child plan and write their poems, including examples from past winners and idea postcards. 

This Is Me I Am... is ideal for 11-18 year-olds, but students outside this age range are welcome to enter.

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 - Through Their Eyes
Remus House

Closing Date: 16th February 2024


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

  • Only one entry per person.
  • Your entry must be your own original work.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Your poem can be submitted on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.
  • Your name, age and full home address should be included on your entry.
  • Copyright remains with the author.
  • If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


    Through Their Eyes 2024 Prize

    Our favourite 5 poets will each win £50 and a trophy!

    (The winners will be chosen from entries received in the spring term 2024 & the prizes will be awarded the following term. Independent entrants are eligible for student prizes.)

    Closing Date: Thursday 29th Feb 2024

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