Competitions

EYFS

My First Riddle

Nursery & Preschool

Introduce your reception class to poetry with My First Riddle...

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Key Stage 1

My Amazing Diary

5-7 Years

My Amazing Diary is perfect for recounts as well as getting creative, giving your pupils a purpose and motivation to write. There is a 200-word limit, which allows your pupils to focus on their writing and create an interesting, concise diary entry that they'll be proud of!

Closing Date
Friday 23rd July 2021

Poetry Safari 2021

5-7 Years

There’s no better way to let your pupils’ imaginations go wild and explore poems than with Poetry Safari... it’s simply roarsome!

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Key Stage 2

A Wander In The Woods

7-11 Years

If you go down to the woods today... Inspire your 7-11 year-olds to write a mini saga, a story told in 100 words, on the theme of a wander in the woods. Fun and engaging, it's certain to brighten your day!

Closing Date
Friday 23rd July 2021

Peculiar Pets

7-11 Years

Engage your pupils with poetry with Peculiar Pets! Fill your classroom with laughter and imagination as your pupils create their peculiar pet and write a poem in any style about it!

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Key Stage 3/4

Spine-Chillers

11-18 Years

Spine-Chillers is a fantastic way to get your students writing a mini saga (a story told in just 100 words) and using tension, suspense and atmosphere in their writing!

Closing Date
Friday 23rd July 2021

Imagine!

11-18 Years

Imagine... invites 11-18 year-olds to enter their thought-provoking poetry into Young Writers' national poetry competition! Imagine if we were all equal... Imagine if you had one wish... Imagine if the world ended tomorrow. A simple thought can inspire so much creativity in your class!

Closing Date
Friday 23rd July 2021

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All Ages

Pandemic Poetry - Futures Of Hope

All Ages

Pandemic Poetry – Futures of Hope gives young writers a platform and purpose to look forward in a positive way. Will they write about their dreams or their hopes, their worries or concerns or a message to help their peers?

Closing Date
Sunday 27th June 2021


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