HUDDERSFIELD children are to have their poetry featured in an anthology.
Children at primary schools around the area have entered the Once Upon a Rhyme competition.
It is run by Young Writers, a Peterborough-based firm that encourages creative writing and runs regular poetry contests.
One of the Huddersfield schools which entered pupils was Dalton Junior, Infant and Nursery.
About 70 children, aged seven to 11 entered the contest, which is split into regions. Each region has its own anthology of poems.
Fifty-five Year 3 and 4 pupils from the Dalton school had their poems selected for the Once Upon a Rhyme West Yorkshire Volume II anthology.
One pupil who had his poem selected was eight-year-old Damani Simpson, of Cow Heys, who wrote a poem called Friendship.
His mother, Natasha, said: "I'm so proud of him; it's a lovely poem.
"My family are all making a big fuss of him, but he is very cool about it."
Poems were selected on the basis of imagination, perception, spirit and expression.
Karen Walker, Year 3 and 4 lead poetry teacher at the Dalton school, said: "They have all done really well. Some children used poems they had already written while others wrote new poems specially.
"They have all got certificates to say their poems are being published."
Pupils stand a chance of winning a first prize of £20 or one of four runner- up £5 book token prizes.
The school with the best group of entries receives £1,000.
Five schools are eligible for the second prize of £250.
There are also 10 £100 runner-up prizes.
The prizewinners will be announced after the anthologies are published at the end of August.
Each school receives a free copy of the anthology from its region.