Poetry By Heart Competition

Open, closing 14 February 2020. Poetry By Heart is a national competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 and at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart. The competition is a pyramid of participation from individual classrooms to whole school/college contests, then county contests, regional semi-finals and the grand final. In the process, pupils foster deep personal connections with the poems chosen and bring poetry alive for their friends, families and communities. To register your school to take part visit www.poetrybyheart.org.uk


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    1. Hi Charlotte,

      Thanks for your comment. Young Poets Network doesn’t run Poetry By Heart but you can find out more here: http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

      If you’d like to enter any of our free competitions, currently, we have open the following:

      Thinking Outside the Penalty Box asks for poems inspired by extraordinary African lives, and offers the chance of print publication and up to £100 in book vouchers (we can convert this into your currency, don’t worry!): ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/thinking-outside-the-penalty-box-poetry-challenge/ (closes 28 February – so get your skates on!)

      Nearlyology is a challenge asking you to explore what has nearly happened to you, and how it’s changed your life. Enter by 11 March for the chance of publication on YPN and an exclusive notebook as well as other poetry goodies! ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/nearlyology-a-new-poetry-challenge/

      Best of luck!

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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