Monster Poetry

Monster Poetry is a fun contest that will inspire and motivate your students to write original poetry. Using the free lesson plan and other resources provided, your students can create their monster and then write a poem that showcases their imaginations as well as technical writing ability.

Extended Deadline - CONTEST NOW CLOSED

Why Take Part?

  • Easy and interesting way to teach narrative poetry
  • Lesson plan and planning sheet for easy integration into lessons
  • Fun monster theme to engage students
  • See your students as published poets
  • A chance for both students and schools to win prizes
  • A complimentary copy of the anthology your students appear in
  • A Monster Poetry bookmark for each student to say thank you for entering
  • Students selected for publication will receive a certificate to mark their achievement


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


Resources Downloads

Entry Form Planning Sheet
Lesson Plan
School Entry Form
Teacher Info Sheet
PowerPoint Presentation
PDF Presentation


For Schools

  • The school with the best set of entries will receive the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

For Students

  • The best poet will receive an iPad and the Young Writers’ Student Award of Excellence

  • All entrants will receive a Monster Poetry bookmark as a thank you for participating.

How To Enter

Ask each student to write their monster poem. They can use the planning sheet provided to assist their writing.

Type or scan their work

Or mail them to:

Young Writers,
100 Condor Street,
MA, 02128

Extended Deadline - CONTEST NOW CLOSED