Once Upon A Dream
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Your students are invited to write a poem inspired by their dreams. Whether it’s a real-life aspiration, a wonderful world created inside their mind or even influenced by a nightmare or fear, Once Upon A Dream is a fantastic way for your students to express themselves!

Let your students’ imaginations run riot and unleash their creativity, because with Once Upon A Dream, anything is possible…

Once Upon A Dream


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

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details

  • Poems can be on the entry form or A4 sheet of paper

  • Poems must be your students' own work

  • Ensure that all student include their name and age on their entries



For Schools

The school who submits the best set of entries will win the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

For students

The best writer will win an Apple iPad and a trophy!

One runner-up will win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Plus there’s a bookmark for every entrant and students chosen for publication will receive a certificate!

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The Young Writer's Award of Excellence
Once Upon A Dream

How To Enter

  • Ask students to write their poem, ensuring their name, last name and age are included on the entry form. Alternatively, entries can be typed and submitted by upload or email.

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    Young Writers OUAD
    77 Walnut Street
    Unit 11
    MA 01960

  • Alternatively, you can upload work to Online Entries



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


Resources Downloads

Full Pack
Student Entry Form
School Entry Form
Teacher Info Card
Lesson Plan

Contest Links


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Submit Entries

Ask each student to write their poem. Type or scan their work, then do one of the following:

Or mail them to:

Young Writers OUAD
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
MA 01960