Storytime Magazine | Children's Poetry Competition

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Introducing Storytime magazine's Children's Poetry Competition! **update -  now closed**

Do you have a budding poet in the family? In celebration of its 2nd anniversary issue, Storytime magazine is inviting children aged 3 to 9 to write a 12 to 20-line poem about animals. The winning poem will be judged by brilliant children's poet Brian Moses and featured in the April 2017 issue with specially commissioned illustrations. What are you waiting for? Get scribbling!storytime poetry competitionThe September issue of Storytime puts poetry in the spotlight, so if your kids like the idea of sitting alongside poetry greats (including Roald Dahl, Spike Milligan and Michael Rosen) then get entering below. The deadline for the competition is Wednesday October 12 2016.storytime competition

Click here to enter and find out more on the Storytime website.

Need some inspiration? Here at we've compiled a few extracts from our favourite children's poems to help you get started. On your marks... get set... go!


A.A.Milne (1)

lewis carroll


If you're a parent or teacher, you can find a special Poetry Teaching Resource Pack here to help you with your entries. Good luck!