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Christmas poetry competition winners

Christmas Poetry Competition 2019 - Winners!

Firstly, we'd like to say a huge thank you to all the schools and pupils that entered our Christmas Poetry Competition 2019! We were truly overwhelmed by the amount of poems we received for our first ever competition and the judges were hugely impressed with the standard of writing - each had something unique about them, whether that was great humour, fantastic rhymes or interesting concepts! 

Our judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all the entries and have selected a winner for each category. The four lucky winners will each receive a £20 National Book Token gift card and their school will win a set of books of their choice to the value of £50.

With over 100 poems entered into the competition our judges wanted to recognise the great work of the entries so have also selected runners up for each Key Stage. Click here to read their poems.

Well done to everyone that took part!


Key Stage 1 Winner

Barney, Reeth and Gunnerside Schools

KS1 winner

Judges comments: We love how this poem captures the excitement and positivity that they associate with Christmas, including Christmas Dinner. They also maintained their rhyming couplets throughout, which isn’t an easy thing to do.


Key Stage 2 Winner

Kirby Hill Primary School

KS2 poetry winner

Judges comments: A really unique take on Christmas Dinner and a great attempt at maintaining rhyme throughout. We found this poem really engaging and fun to read!


Key Stage 3 Winner

Grace, Queen Mary's School

KS3 poetry winner

Judges comments: This is great, from the perspective of a mouse! Entertaining. We like the mouse's description of the food. It's one that you need to reread once you realise a mouse is narrating this poem.


Key Stage 4 Winner

Malton School

KS4 poetry winner

Judges comments: We thought this poem was great - it has a wonderful and unusual description with an unusual ending!