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Sparking a love of writing in every child, one story at a time.

   Free resources for teachers and parents

   Opportunity to be published in a real book

   A free book for every school that enters

   Proven to boost confidence and engagement

   Prizes to be won for schools and children

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Ideal for 4-7

Monster Acrostics

The perfect introduction to poetry with fun, easy-to-learn acrostics!

Ideal for 7-12

Once Upon A Dream 2024

Set imaginations alight with Once Upon A Dream, the creative writing competition that encourages imaginative thinking and gives 7-12 year-olds a purpose to write.

Ideal for 11-18

Through Their Eyes 2024

Engage your students with poetry writing as they imagine life through someone or something else's eyes...

Ideal for ages 3-4

Me And My Family

Get your nursery children drawing with this brand-new art competition!

Ideal for 4-7

My Animal Diary

Exciting writing competition for 4-7 year olds all about animals!

Ideal for 7-12

Crazy Creatures

Crazy Creatures is a mini saga writing competition guaranteed to get primary school pupils excited about writing!

Ideal for 11-18

Mission Catastrophe

11-18 year-olds will be inspired to write thrilling tales in just 100 words for Mission Catastrophe!


Poetry Heroes

Poetry competition for 5-18 year-olds to celebrate their heroes

Ideal for ages 11-18

Fright Club (12-18 Year-Olds)

What lurks in your imagination...? Get involved today in this ghost story writing competition for writers aged 12-18 years!

Ideal for ages 5-11

The Spook Squad (For 5-11 Year-Olds)

What lurks in your child's imagination...? Get them involved today in this ghost story writing competition for writers aged 5-11 years!

How it works...

Use the amazing FREE resources and engaging themes to inspire children to get writing.
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Send children’s work to Young Writers - our editors read every poem and story we receive!
It’s time to celebrate as children become authors published in a real book!
See confidence and engagement skyrocket!
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Welcome to Young Writers

Inspiring Young Writers since 1991

"We loved doing 'This Is Me' so it's great that you offer an opportunity for a younger age group too. "
Z Everett, The London Acorn School
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"Thank you! The pupils really enjoyed this lesson and had great fun talking about their animals."
N Hume, Auchinleck Primary School
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