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Through Their Eyes poetry contest has 8 postcards available to request or download for your students crammed with inspiration. Each card is themed with ideas on one side and a quote on the reverse with the intention of creating a buzz around poetry writing! Some will cause debate, some are light-hearted and others are gritty, perhaps even controversial.

From world leaders and influencers to being a teen and the animal kingdom, there’s something to engage every student. Students can interpret the themes and ideas as they wish.

Their challenge is to write a poem from someone or something’s point of view


  • 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 a 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

Our 5 favorite poets will each win $100!

The Young Writer's Award of Excellence

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
    Through Their Eyes
    77 Walnut Street
    Unit 11
    Peabody, 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 Online Contest Pack
Teacher Folder
Student Planning Sheet/Entry Form
School Entry Form
Lesson Plan
Power Point PDF
Power Point

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
Through Their Eyes
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody, MA 01960