This years competition will run from 21 September and close on the 20 December 2019.

The competition 

The National Schools Poetry Competition is an initiative to help children and young people explore the important issue of peace in our society and throughout the world through writing a poem about Peace. 

Visit our website to find out more about the competition guidelines

Who can apply

The competition is open to children and young people in two age categories: 7 to 12 and 13 to 16

First Prize

  • The winning poem is made into a song
  • Annual award ceremony at the House of Lords


Tim Heath, Chair of the Blake Society

Brenda Emmanus OBE, Arts & Entertainment BBC

Princess K, Award winning Dancer, Actress & Motivational Speaker

Tally Koren, Award winning Singer-Songwriter and founder of this competition. 


Alongside the Poetry Competition, we also run school workshops, which are normally delivered within the RE or English curriculum.

For any school that would like us to visit you this year and deliver a workshop please contact us by emailing:

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