Wednesday 29 Nov
Updated Wednesday 29 Nov 15:30

Foundation launch Writing Stars competition


In line with the Premier League’s National Writing Stars competition, West Ham United's Foundation are delighted to launch their local competition to find the next up and coming poet!

Primary School children from across east London and Essex are being asked to write a poem around the theme of resilience; what does it mean to you to try and try again? It could be a rap, song lyrics or poetic verse - it doesn’t matter, the aim is to make it fun and inspire creativity!

Key information

  • The competition is open from Tuesday 28 November until Friday 15 December 2017.
  • There are three categories – one for pupils in School Years 1&2, School Years 3&4 and School Years 5&6.
  • Poems should be no more than 20 lines or 150 words and be on the theme of resilience.
  • Poems can be of any structure and don't have to rhyme.


  • 2 x Matchday tickets per competition winner for a West Ham United Fixture at the iconic London Stadium
  • Winning poem will be printed in the match day programme
  • West Ham United goody bag
  • West Ham United Ladies Mascot experience
  • The winning entry will also be entered in the National Premier League Writing Stars Competition.

How to enter

Poems need to be submitted by completing the below link:


If you wish to enter multiple entries at once please complete the attached document and send these through to Ross Williams on When sending these through please ensure the child’s full name, School name and year group are clearly labelled. 

Prize draw will be made on Tuesday 19 December! 

Good luck!