Read On Nottingham's acrostic challenge gallery

Read On Nottingham acrostic challenge

Read On Nottingham has been encouraging young people in the city to write their own NOTTINGHAM acrostic poem to receive books in return (COMPETITION NOW CLOSED).

An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. For this challenge we wanted this to be ‘NOTTINGHAM’!

Check out some the brilliant entries we received below and why not give it a go yourself! You can find advice on how to write acrostic poems on the video below from poet Matt Windle.

What is an acrostic poem?

An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word – for this challenge, it should be ‘NOTTINGHAM'!

Your poem doesn't have to rhyme and each line can be any length you like.

Theme your poem around Nottingham - what do you love about the city? What do you get up to here? You could tell us about the amazing people that live in Nottingham and the things you can do!

How to write acrostic poetry with Matt Windle

Watch Matt Windle's video workshop. In this video, you'll get to know acrostic poetry, learning about its rich history and features, before trying your hand Matt's acrostic writing challenges.

Check out BBC Bitesize for more tips on writing acrostic poetry.