The Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition 2020 is now closed
We are excited to announce the winners of this year's poetry competition and reveal the fantastic prizes on offer. Have a read below to find out more about the prizes and the next steps.
This year's theme encouraged children to think of their dreams for the future and understand that dreams and aspirations are valuable and that they can be achieved.
Head to our news story to find out who the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 national winners were and a list of the regional winners from this year's poetry competition.
You can also read the winning poems and watch a video to get a sneak peek into how the judges made their decision.
There will be a top national prize and 10 regional prizes for each category (Key stage 1 and Key stage 2), and a special limited-edition Writing Stars poetry book featuring the submissions of all national and regional winners will be released later in 2020.
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 submit entries! These will be dispatched during the autumn term.
Poems were judged on their creative merits. Primary age 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.
The judges made their decision based on the following:
You can watch the video to see how the judges made their decision on the Writing Stars news story.
If you would like to access the competition packs, click on the links below to download the many resources, including lesson ideas, activity sheets, and inspirational videos. You can also download Karl Nova's fantastic poem as a poster for your classroom. All you need to do is register - it's free and really quick to do.
You might also be interested in our other English poetry packs – have a look at our Key Stage 1 resource Matchday Magic and our Premier League Reading Stars resource, Poetry Slam, for pupils in upper Key Stage 2.
We have also created a special resource pack so that families can access some of the resources at home and take part in the weekly challenge. 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 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This competition is now closed.