Poetry By Heart Competition

Closed for 2020.

Register now for a free resource pack (including fabulous poetry posters!)

There’s still time to take part in this year’s Poetry By Heart competition. Simply register your school here and encourage your students (and colleagues!) to learn poems from the Poetry By Heart online anthologies. Then upload a video of your poetry champions and celebrations to be in with the chance to win a place at our prestigious national finals event in London this coming March.

Now in its sixth year, Poetry By Heart is open to pupils in Key Stages 2-5 and has categories for individual and choral poetry recitations, as well as a special round for teachers and librarians. We also offer a range of resources to encourage, support and inspire young people to discover and fall in love with poetry. 

For more information visit www.poetrybyheart.org.uk or if you’d like extra support getting Poetry By Heart in your school, email us at info@poetrybyheart.org.uk. We’d love to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “Poetry By Heart Competition

    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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