It’s the Summer Competition


This competition is now CLOSED. Winners will be announced soon and new competition will be announced shortly.

A big thank you to everyone who entered. We had some wonderful entries.

To celebrate The Penguin in Lost Property here’s a competition for poems all about things you have lost or found, or lost and found again. Your poem could be about an object – maybe you lost your favourite teddy, your bike, your pen that always writes brilliant poems or your homework. Maybe you found your old teddy that you had as a toddler, hidden under your bed, or you found a treasure map which had fallen down the back of the sofa. Or your poem could be about animals or people. Have you ever lost your your pet? Did you ever get lost on the beach? Did you lose grandad when he wandered off into the supermarket on his own? Or it could be about something abstract. Losing a race, losing your sense of humour, losing your temper. It’s up to you.

Brian Moses School Report

Your poem can be long or short, funny or serious or sad. It can be in rhyme, or in a poetic form such as a kenning, an acrostic, free verse or haiku.

We have ten copies of The Penguin in Lost Property by Jan Dean and Roger Stevens (Macmillan Children’s Books) for the best ten poems and six copies of School Report by Brian Moses for the best class prize. (As the poems are judged we’ll be keeping an eye on which school you are from.)

The deadline is Saturday 13th September.
Poems must be in English and you must be between 3 and 18 years old to enter. You may enter as many poems as you like. The winners, and the best of the rest, will appear here October.Write your poem in the competition box below. And make sure you include your email address so that we can contact you if you win. Good luck!

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