Young Poets Network Poetry Challenge: Our Whole Lives, We Are Protest

Closing Date – Mon 9 May 2022

Entry Fee – Free

The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network invites writers aged 25 and younger worldwide to protest through poetry, inspired by one of the first great protests in UK history: the Great Rising of 1381. The revolt saw people from all backgrounds – from craftsmen to priests, rise up against rising taxes and unfair treatment from landlords.

Entrants are invited to use one of these three prompts:
1) Write a poem about a march or demonstration that you have attended, or a protest from history, in any part of the world.
2) Write a poem about the body as a site of resistance.
3) Write a letter to an oppressive idea or structure that you wish to resist.
Further guidance on these prompts can be found on the competition website.

The Charles Causley Trust Young People's Poetry Competition 2022

Closing Date – Tue 31 May 2022

Entry Fee – Free

The Charles Causley Trust Young People’s Poetry Competition is inviting participants aged 5-18 to submit poems responding to the theme of “Home”.

Participants may enter as part of their school, a group or as an individual. Participants may only submit one poem.

The three entry levels are:
Category A – children aged 5 to 11yrs (KS1 & KS2 equivalent)
Category B – children aged 11 to 16yrs (KS3 &KS4 equivalent)
Category C – young people aged 16 to 18yrs (KS5 equivalent)

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022

Closing Date – Tue 30 June 2022

Entry Fee – Free

In 2022, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee year, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate 70 years as Head of the Commonwealth. The Queen’s seven decades of service to the Commonwealth are an inspiring example of the steadfast commitment and important contribution we can all make to our societies. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022 will ask entrants to explore the positive impact that can be achieved through dedication and selfless commitment to our Commonwealth.