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Imagine! is the thought-provoking poetry contest that gives your students the opportunity to explore and tackle issues, self-reflect or write about something they are passionate about.

A simple thought can spark so much creativity as different perspectives, opinions and beliefs influences your students' poetry, bringing to life the diversity and cultures of society in a safe and respectful way.

Use the optional poetry prompts we've provided to help generate ideas and inspire your students' poetry writing!


  • Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

  • Where possible, the teacher is to send/upload/email all their students' entries to us.

  • Poems can be on the entry form or a sheet of paper or typed.

  • Poems must be your students' own work.

  • Ensure that all students include their name and age on their entries.

  • Independent entries are welcome - please provide your home address details instead of the school's.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for student prizes.

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For Schools

School Contest Prize


The Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

PLUS - Every participating school receives a free copy of the book their students feature in!

For Students

Student Contest Prize

Our favorite 3 published writers will each receive $100 & a trophy.

Student winners are chosen from entries received in the Spring Semester 2021.

It's Easy To Take Part...

Download as many worksheets as you need (or set up the Online Writing Portalsee below for further info).

Your students need to write their poems, name, age and school on their worksheet, you then complete the school entry form and mail your entries to:

Young Writers Imagine! Contest
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

Go Paperless!

Use the Online Writing Portal that your students can type directly into and then submit the work to us! If you need your login, please drop us an email from your school email address!


Upload your entries to


Email them to us at [email protected].

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To download the contest pack, including Full Contest Information, Student Entry Forms, Lesson Plans, and more…please fill in the form below.


Resources Downloads

Online Pack
Student Entry Form
MS Word Entry Form
Independent Entry Form
School Entry Form
PDF Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation
Lesson Plan
Ideas Poster
Graphic Organizer
Student Feedback Form