The Premier League Writing Stars competition 2020 is now closed
Thank you for taking part in this year's competition. We are currently reviewing all entries.
This year’s Premier League Writing Stars competition is now closed however the challenge is open for families to try at home. We want young people and adults to write poems all about their dreams and ambitions for the future and share with us on Twitter @PLCommunities, #PLPrimaryStars.
This year's Premier League Writing Stars competition was based on the theme of ambition and used inspiration from the poem Beautiful Ambition by Karl Nova. The poem and subject encouraged us to think of our dreams for the future and understand that dreams and aspirations are valuable and that they can be achieved. The poem incorporates self-belief and resilience and these were the themes that ran through this programme.
The new Premier League Writing Stars resources packs are now available to download:
The resources are also available in welsh:
This is the fantastic new poem written by the poet Karl Nova to help inspire pupils to write their own poem:
The competition will be judged by our panel, including our star poet, Karl Nova, Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and Leicester City captain Wes Morgan.
Watch the video below to hear how St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in London is getting excited about this year's competition.
This year's Premier League Writing Stars competition is now closed. We are currently reviewing all entries.
There will be a top national prize and 10 regional prizes for each category (Key stage 1 and Key stage 2). There will also be prizes for the best entries in Welsh at Key stage 1 and Key stage 2.
Prizes for national winners:
Prizes for regional winners and national winners:
There were also some brilliant bags full to the brim with poetry books up for grabs for the first 500 schools who submitted entries!
The judges will be looking for the following:
We will judge poems on their creative merits. Primary school-aged children develop their skills in writing, spelling and punctuation as they go through school and poems will not be disqualified for errors in handwriting, spelling or punctuation. However, we would encourage all entrants to proofread their poem carefully and send us their best copy.
Supporting resources and activity ideas
We have created some competition packs with just the right amount of useful resources, including lesson ideas, activity sheets, entry template sheets and inspirational videos. These resources are now available for home learning.
Full terms and conditions are available.
This competition is now closed.