Take part in the Read On Nottingham limerick competition

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Write your own limerick about Nottingham for the chance to win books, family tickets to a local sports event and book tokens to buy your favourite titles!

We want to challenge Nottingham’s young people (aged 9-14) to get writing and pen funny rhymes about the city they live in.

What do you love about Nottingham? What do you miss most about it at this time? You could tell us about the amazing people that live in Nottingham. Or perhaps what you are most looking forward to doing again once social distancing measures allow.

Download our limerick resource below to learn how to write your own limerick.

Like our Read on Nottingham Facebook page for tips, videos and inspiration!

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For more help learning about limerick rhythms and rhymes - check out our video resource.

The competition is open to young people in school Years 5 to 9 and living in Nottingham City.

Send your entry to us by Sunday 7 June (extended from Sunday 31 May) - you can send by

Don’t forget to include the writer’s name, postcode, a contact email address (e.g. a parent), plus the name of your school and your year group.

Everyone is getting involved in our limerick competition!

Check out Notts County player Sam Osborne's limerick!

Notts County's Sam Osborne gets rhyming!

Everyone is getting involved in our limerick competition! Check out footballer Sam Osborne’s limerick about Notts County Football Club! We’re challenging Nottingham City’s young people aged 9-14 to write their own funny limerick about the city they live in. Enter now for the chance to win prizes: https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/nottingham/take-part-read-nottingham-limerick-competition/ Notts County FC Football in the Community

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Thursday, 14 May 2020

Chris from Notts County FC Football in the Community gets rhyming

Get rhyming with Notts County Football in the Community

Have you taken part in our fantastic limerick competition yet? Don’t miss out! Check out Chris’ rhyme from Notts County FC Football in the Community for some brilliant inspiration! We’re challenging Nottingham City’s young people from school Years 5 to 9 to write their own funny limerick about the city they live in. Enter now for the chance to win prizes: https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/nottingham/take-part-read-nottingham-limerick-competition/ Notts County Football Club

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Check out our Hub Manager Charlotte Malik's video about local legend Robin Hood.

Charlotte Malik's Nottingham limerick

Don’t miss our limerick competition – everyone is getting involved! Check out our Hub Manager Charlotte Malik's video about local legend Robin Hood. We’re challenging Nottingham City’s young people aged 9-14 to write their own funny limerick about the city they live in. Enter now for the chance to win prizes! We've extended the deadline to 7th June, next Sunday. Send your entry by Facebook message, by email to Nottingham@literacytrust.org.uk or by text/WhatsApp message to 07729000048. Find out more here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/nottingham/take-part-read-nottingham-limerick-competition/

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Friday, 29 May 2020



Terms and conditions apply. A winner from each school Year will be chosen and each winner will receive: an assortment of books, family tickets to a local sports event (for when fixtures are rescheduled), and £20 worth of book tokens. Only pupils in school Years 5 to 9 and living in Nottingham City can enter the competition. Competition closes Sunday 7 June (extended from Sunday 31 May). No more than one entry per child.