Poetry Competition

A fantastic opportunity for pupils at ISA Members’ schools to showcase their poetry writing skills and have their work read by a renowned poet. Open to Key Stages 1-5.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the competition this year and to the winners.
ISA Poetry Competition 2024. Please see the winning entries below.

Click here for the Years 2-3 Winners 
Click here for the Years 4-6 Winners
Click here for the Years 7-9 Winners 
Click here for the Years 10-13 Winners

A few words from our judge Debra Bertulis:

What a privilege it has been to judge the shortlisted poems for the ISA poetry competition. Thank you for choosing me. The standard was incredibly high, a cliché, but very true. Every single poem was written from the heart. How do I know? Because each poem made me feel something, and that’s what a good poem does. A good poet feels as they write and conveys those feelings to the reader. So well done, everyone.
When I’m not writing new collections, I visit schools around the UK and abroad to inspire children to compose their own poetry. If you’d like me to visit your school, please contact me via [email protected] my website www.debrabertulis.com  or  www.authorsaloud.co.uk

If you have any queries about our competitions, please contact us at [email protected].

Only schools whose Head is a member of ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department if you wish to make an enquiry about joining ISA.