The Big Green Poetry Machine |
Poetry Contest

All Ages

The Big Green Poetry Machine Video

Your child can become an eco poet and help to share views about nature and the environment with The Big Green Poetry Machine!

It’s a fantastic opportunity for your child to share their thoughts on the world around them as well as help them become a confident writer.

Poems can be in any style and must link to the environment: from litter, pollution and wildlife, to sustainability, conservation or exploring nature & local landscapes.

Get your child engaged with caring for the environment and creating a better world for their future by writing a poem and giving their young voice a chance to be heard.

How To Enter

Email your child's entry along with their, name and full address to: [email protected]


Upload their entry at or use the link below.


Post your child's entry along with their, name and full address to:

Young Writers - Big Green Poetry Machine

11 Walnut Street

Unit 11

Peabody, MA, 01960

Closing date: May 24, 2024



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Your child's poem can be written the entry form or sheet of paper or typed.

  • Your child's poem must be their own work!

  • Open to 4-18 year-olds.

  • Poems must be on the theme or inspired by nature / the environment.

  • Poems can be written in any poetic style/form.

  • US entrants only.

  • Copyright remains with the author.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


The Big Green Poetry Machine Prize

Our 3 favorite poets will each win an eco-inspired goody bag! (Image for illustration purposes only, contents may vary.)


Every entrant receives a bookmark for taking part. Students chosen for publication also receive a certificate.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received April-May 2024 and independent entrants are eligible for student prizes.)

Closing Date: May 24, 2024