During the 2012/13 academic year, secondary school-aged pupils submitted their poems for The Poetry Games 2013 regional collections. Our Editorial team then chose the best poet from each region as a finalist. The finalists were invited to bring their poems to life by creating a short film or slideshow. The entries were open to a public vote and Ahana has won an iPad and crowned as our first The Poetry Games Champion 2013. The 11 runners-up have been awarded a Kindle Paperwhite. To view the finalists' work please visit
If you know a budding young poet who would like to take part in our 2014 The Poetry Games competition, then they still have time to enter their poem this year. The Poetry Games has been designed to provide teens with a way to express their thoughts and opinions in verse about things they really care about, from bullying and homelessness to the environment and being a youth in today's society.
Each poem submitted to The Poetry Games will be read by our editorial team and considered for a regional anthology. Published poets will then be in with the chance of being chosen as one of 12 finalists from across the UK, representing their region in an online public vote, where the winner will be crowned the 2014 champion and win an iPad!
The Poetry Games 2014 is now open to 11-18 year-olds across the UK and is free to enter. To take part please visit www.youngwriters.co.uk/PG-2014 for all our competition information and free resources.