About The National Schools Poetry CompetitionFind out more about the competition, goals, and how you can become involved
Poetry for peace
The National School Poetry Competition is designed to unlock the potential of young people and to encourage them to express their emotions through writing poetry about peace.
The Winner’s Poems will be turned into songs by the International award-winning singer-songwriter Tally Koren and will be premiered at The House of Lords.
The winning poems
The winning poems will be composed into songs and recorded into an album by Tally Koren, which her first single, ‘Beauty of the Duty’, started life as poem written by one of her MySpace fans.
Tally turned it into a song that was featured on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and on over 100 radio stations around the World.
Tally’s inspiration to create the competition came when she received a poem “Magical Power” by a thirteen year old girl and she was moved to tears and turn the poem into song.
To inspire all of us
“I believe that every child has a hidden poem inside.
The purity and innocence of emotions is a way to touch and change the hearts of people to create a better future
I want to encourage young people to use their imagination and creativity and emotion to inspire all of us and I hope to find the new ‘Imagine’ by John Lenon.”
Submit your poem
Click this button to fill in the submission form and submit your poem
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It was an inspiring evening at the "Vision of Hope" event, held at the House of Lords yesterday evening, where the winners were officially announced for the 2017 National Schools Poetry Competition. We are delighted to be able to share with you the following winners:...read more
We will make an announcement of the winners for 2017 National Schools Poetry Competition - with the theme of Peace on Monday 20th November at 20:30 across the following social media platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nspc4Peace Instagram:...read more
We would like to thank all the young people who entered and for their wonderful contributions. All the Schools that believed in our vision especially to Sydney Russell, Derby High, The Charter School East Dulwich, The Hazeley Academy,Fulbrook Middle School,Shenley...read more
The vision of this inaugural “Vision of Hope” event is to transcend cultures, faiths and backgrounds through art and education and how a younger generation can show us their own vision of peace. With contributions from leading spiritual speakers from three key...read more
We are thrilled to announce that the 500 poems received are going through our selection process to find the finalist’s for the different categories. Our judges panel including Katie Melua, Don Black, Tim Heath Chairman of the Black Society Tally Koren the founder of the competition.
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The lyrics to ‘Magical Powers’ are taken from a poem written by a 13 year old girl, whose words and sentiment moved Tally to tears.read more