English Heritage Poetry Competition

September 29, 2020

This autumn English Heritage are inviting you to write your own poem as part of the Untold Stories: Poetry for English Heritage programme. Your poem could be about your own experience, a historical figure that deserves more recognition, or an imagined character who has been ‘left out’ of the history books.

We want everyone to explore their heritage by capturing the people, places, and communities that have shaped them, and contribute to the heritage that will be handed down to future generations.

Don’t know where to start? Delve into your own family history or the history of our sites, or explore the stories of people featured, or perhaps not yet featured, in our Blue Plaques Scheme to spark your imagination.

A winner from each age category (5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17+) will be selected to be included in the Untold Stories digital poetry anthology alongside poems commissioned by English Heritage by poets including Jacob Sam-La Rose and Malika Booker as part of the Untold Stories: Poetry at English Heritage programme.

Our Untold Stories Poetry Competition is open to anyone aged 5 and above and opens at midday on National Poetry Day (1 October 2020). Entry closes at midnight on 13 November 2020.

To submit an entry, please visit the website.