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Ideal for ages: 4-18

Young Writers' Annual Showcase 2023

Back by popular demand for 2023, the Annual Showcase celebrates all creative writing styles up to 1,000 words and is open to all 4-18 year-olds in the UK...

Ideal for ages: 4-18

Marvellous Superheroes

Super Writers Assemble! We’re inviting all 4-18 year-olds to write a poem or story inspired by superheroes...

Ideal for ages: 4-18

Poetry Idol 2023

We’re inviting children & young adults to write a poem about their favourite person. Who do they idolise?

Ideal for ages: 5-7

Poetry Safari 2023

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

Ideal for ages: 11-18

The Power of Poetry

An exciting, immersive poetry competition that will engage students and give them inspiration to write as well as insights on how to use the power of poetry to express their thoughts and opinions.

Ideal for ages: 7-11

Poetry Towers

Poetry Towers invites your pupils to write a poem on any subject & in any style. Lets creativity flow & helps create confident writers...

Ideal for ages: 7-11

Monster Poetry 2023

Engage your pupils with creating a monster character then writing a poem inspired by it...

How it works...

Use the amazing FREE resources and engaging themes to inspire children to get writing.
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Send children’s work to Young Writers - our editors read every poem and story we receive!
It’s time to celebrate as children become authors published in a real book!
See confidence and engagement skyrocket!
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Inspiring Young Writers since 1991

"The buzz from my children about writing in the last week has been phenomenal! It has been brilliant to see something they usually don’t enjoy change into something they ask to do."
V Turner, Tenterfields Primary Academy
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"A fantastic competition that really got the children engaged & enthused about poetry writing!"
I Evans, St Cuthbert's RC Primary School, Cardiff
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