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Poetry Competition

Students are invited to write a poem that reflects this year's competition theme, 'Connections'.

Register your interest

Our Poetry Competition is open to all COBIS schools, including Applicant schools. We recognise that this is a challenging time for schools worldwide and so for this year, a limited number of spaces are also available for FOBISIA, BSME, LAHC and AoBSO schoolsallowing even more students to enjoy and benefit from this opportunity.

All competition entries must reflect this year's competition theme, 'Connections'. 


Download our poster to promote the competition in your school.

Competition poster

Use the lesson below, created by Pobble, to introduce the competition to your students and generate ideas around the theme.


 How to enter

Submissions are currently open and will close at 3pm (GMT) on Wednesday 3 February 2021. Each school can submit up to three entries per category. 

  • Category A: 10 years and under
  • Category B: 11-14 years
  • Category C: 15-19 years

Many schools choose to run an internal competition to select these poems.

Please complete this online form to register your interest in our competition. A member of the Pobble team will then contact you with details of your free Pobble account and information about how to enter this year's competition.

All entries will be submitted via Pobble. Each school will receive a free Pobble teacher account. To learn how to make the most of the premium Pobble features on your account, please register here for a free webinar with Simon from Pobble. 

Winners and Prizes

The winners will be announced on our website and social media channels in March 2021. The winning poems will be published on our website and may feature at our Annual Conference in May 2021. 

A certificate and prize will be awarded to the winner and runner-up of each category.

Winner: £75 Amazon voucher     
Runner-up: £25 Amazon voucher

Interested in Judging?

To register your interest in judging the competition, please contact

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

We would like to thank Collins for sponsoring this year's Poetry Competition. 

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