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Watch out for the winners. Coming soon.

Write us either a big poem or an amazing poem. It can be about something big, like a giant or a dinosaur or a dragon or a castle or a whale or the ocean or outer space. Or it can be about something amazing, like the discovery of penicillin or the first landing on the Moon.

Poems can be long, short, rhyming or non-rhyming, and in any style. You may enter as many poems as you like. But remember, we are looking for originality. We suggest you write the poem first, save it on your computer, then cut and paste it into the form. Do double check it – make sure it says what you want it to say, that it has a nice, flowing rhythm and check your spellings.

We have six copies of the BIG AMAZING POETRY BOOK to give as prizes. Poems by 52 fantastic poets introduced by Roger McGough and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

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. You don’t have to be British or come from the UK to enter but poems must be in English. And you must be between 3 and 18 years old to enter. Poems MUST be your own work.

All poems entered will be shown in the Poetry Zone in January. The competition closes at noon on Christmas Eve. (December 24th). You’ll find out who has won, and winners will be notified, in early January. Good luck!

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