Wild Days Poetry Competition

Does your child have what it takes to become the next Shakespeare or Roald Dahl? Can they get wild with their words? Well, we need you! We're launching a Wild Days poetry competition on Monday 27 April, running until Sunday 17 May.

There will be four categories: for children aged 4 to 7; aged 8 to 11; aged 12 to 16; and one for schools. The competition is open to all those who wish to take part, whether or not they are current subscribers of Wild Days. 

Schools can collectively take part and are invited to run the competition amongst their students and then submit their top five poems. 

Prizes will include signed copies of books by Michaela Strachan and Nick Baker, as well as teen authors Dara McAnulty and Alex Wise, plus wildlife ID guides, wildflower seed packets and mini-nature kits!

Poetry has helped Mya-Rose, AKA Birdgirl, explain her feelings and connection with nature. It's a fantastic and creative way to express yourself, especially in these wild days. Just because our competition is over, it doesn't mean you need to stop writing, check out her video for inspiration. 

For more inspiration check out our tips and hints, and make sure to watch Michaela's video below!

Top tips

Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures

Thank you

We have had an amazing response to the poetry competition and shortlisting has now started. 

Entries will be judged by our four ambassadors: Michaela Strachan, Nick Baker, Mya-Rose Craig and Bella Lack.

We will be in touch with the winners in a couple of weeks. 

You can still read the terms and conditions, and let us know if you need any further information.


Entrants will have a chance to win a signed copy of  ‘Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures’, a signed copy of Nick Baker’s 'Bug Book', 'Diary of a Naturalist' by Dara McAnulty and 'Get Your Boots On' by Alex White, both teenage naturalists, as well as wildflower seeds packets and mini-nature kits.  

Field guidebooks from Princeton University Press’s ‘WildGuide’ series will also be prizes, encouraging families to explore and engage with nature again when the lockdown is over. 

Wild Days - Nature activities for kids

Bored at home? We’re here to help! Sign up for Wild Days for nature-focused daily activities to help children learn about the environment from home.

We'd love to know how you're getting on - please let us know on our social media channels!