My Lockdown Poem

We know that life in lockdown has been a challenge for us all. We want to hear about your experience in a poetic style of your choice.

Children’s Poems Age Entry 7-16

You can write your poem on any subject that you associate with being in lockdown. Closes 30th August

If you are a teacher and would like to pen a poem, we would love to hear your words too.  We will also showcase a teachers selection in the national poetry book. Email us at


The Prize & Rules

• Selection of poems published in a special ‘Lockdown Life’ poetry book (each published author receives a free copy) any further copies will be sold with any proceeds to Children’s Literature Festivals charity

• £100 book tokens

• An author visit to your school

Rules for Poems

All poems must not have been used in any publication and the authors own work. 

A minimum of eight lines and maximum of thirty lines in any style.

Copyright of each poem belongs to the author. The Lockdown Life poetry book will be copyright of Poems & Pictures Publishing. All proceeds to Children’s Literature Festivals Charity: 1182143

Life in Lockdown

Pen a poem about your life in lockdown,
Not meeting friends or going into town.
Did you take part in exercise to start the day?
Or enjoy learning with your parents and carers teaching you their way?
Maybe you spent lots of fun time on Zoom,
Sharing quizzes with friends or family in their virtual living room.
Spending time outside in the garden learning more about nature,
Drawing pictures and finding out more about a new creature.
We would love to hear about your life in your own poetic style.
Send us your words, share your experience, and make someone smile.

Meet the judges

David Niven

David Niven

Safeguarding Expert & Member of the Advisory Board for the Global Institue For Social Work

read more

Entry details

Please email entries to