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New Poetry Competitions for Primary Schools Now Open!

‘Out of This World’ is Young Writers latest primary school poetry competition, open to all 7-11 year-olds across the UK. The theme is open so schools and pupils alike have the exciting prospect of discovering where their imaginations will take them ...

For 4-7 year-olds, ‘My First Acrostic’ is now open! ‘My First Acrostic’ is a great way to introduce younger children to a poetic form as well as give pupils the freedom to write their acrostic on a theme that appeals to them, resulting in a unique poem.

Young Writers has been encouraging pupils to read and write poetry for over 20 years! Building on the success of their last competition, ‘Monster Poetry’, ‘Out of This World’ and ‘My First Acrostic’ look at poetry in a fresh and exciting way, plus they offer teachers free resources from lesson plans and an idea generator to homework help sheets.

‘Out of This World’ and ‘My First Acrostic’ are free to enter and both schools and pupils could win themselves prizes as well as see their poem in print! Young Writers have just awarded over £3,000 in prizes to Poetry Detectives school and pupil winners, you can find out more here:

All our competition information and resources can be viewed and downloaded for free at

So, it’s time to pick up a pen and wonder ... where will your imagination take you?