You can use most of our website without any need to register. All the poem selections and ways of interacting with those are freely available, the resources in the Learning Zone, and lots of information about the Poetry By Heart competition including the competition guides. But if you want to take part in the Poetry By Heart competition or use the Teaching Zone resources, you'll need to register. This is because we need to know who you are and how we can talk to you, and where to send your competition resource pack if you are eligible to take part in the competition.
Registration takes a minute or two. We only collect the information we need to run the competition and we will not give it to anyone else without your express permission.
Click here to browse our poetry performance showcase
Poetry By Heart is a national competition in which young people in key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 choose poems they love, learn them by heart and perform them in a school or college competition.
Some recommendations for online collections of poetry for young people and related poetry resources.
See here for an introduction and some links to overviews of the value of memorising and performing poetry.
Some thoughts and links to help choose a poem from the Poetry By Heart anthologies and showcases for children in key stage two.
Some thoughts and links to help choose a poem from the Poetry By Heart anthologies and showcases for young people in key stage three.
Some thoughts and links to help choose a poem from the Poetry By Heart anthologies and showcases for young people in key stages 4 and 5.
Read our blog posts and articles on memorising poetry, and see a video in which PBH contestants give their advice and insight on the process of learning a poem.
Here we offer some advice and links about helping your son or daughter to perform their poem.
Some recommendations for online collections of poetry for children and related poetry resources.