- The competition is open from Thursday 28 September 2017 – National Poetry Day – until the end of the autumn term – Friday 22 December 2017.
- There are two categories – one for pupils in Key Stage 1 and one for those in Key Stage 2.
- Individual or group entries are allowed for Key Stage 1, only individual entries for Key Stage 2.
- Poems should be no more than 20 lines or 150 words and be on the theme of resilience.
- Pupils can continue the Try, Try Again poem or start a new poem. Poems can be of any structure and don’t have to rhyme.
There will be a top national prize and 10 regional prizes for each category (Key stage 1 and Key stage 2).
Prizes for national winners:
– A visit to your school by a children’s author or poet to lead a poetry workshop, plus the Premier League Trophy!
– The winning poems read aloud by a Premier League star and captured on film
Prizes for regional winners and national winners:
– An invitation to an exclusive award ceremony in March 2018 in London
– The winning poems featured in an illustrated book of Premier League Writing Stars poems
– A framed version of the winning poems
– Premier League football kit
There will also be some brilliant bags full to the brim with poetry books up for grabs for the first 1,000 schools who submit entries!