Enter the FED poetry competition!

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An invitation to all young poets to mark the 150th anniversary of State Education and to find out what school means to you we are holding a poetry competition.

We are working with The Chartered College of Teaching and the City of London to celebrate the 150th Anniversary and are asking for poems of up to 150 words. The competition is open to all age groups with a winner and runners up in each category.

We want young poets to write a poem of up to 150 words:

  1. Celebrate – What school means to you
  2. Reflect – How you think schools should be
  3. Envision – What you think about the future of education
  • Tell us how you see the future for education in this country.
  • What already works well?
  • What does school mean to me? is it a place to learn, a place for friends, somewhere to make memories, to be inspired, or a place of boredom and of rules.
  • What is important for future generations?
  • What role can teachers play?
  • How do we all inspire a love of learning?

Each winner will receive a £50 book token, their poem will be published, and have a visit to their place of education from one of the competitions published poets.

The winners and runners up will also be invited to a prestigious evening reception* at the Guildhall in The City of London on 23rd November 2021 (1800 – 2000) where the prizes will be presented. The winners will have the opportunity to read their poems to the audience.

To submit an entry click here.

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