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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

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 EYFS

My First Poem 2024

My First Poem is a fun and engaging way to introduce poetry to your children...

Ideal for ages 4-7

The Poetry Bus 2024

Get pupils inspired to write amazing poems by hopping on board The Poetry Bus!

Ideal for ages 7-12

Once Upon A Dream 2024

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

Ideal for ages 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 4-5

Me and My Family

Get your reception pupils drawing with this brand-new art competition!

Ideal for all ages

Winter Wonderland 2024

Whatever your thoughts about wintertime, write a poem in any style and let us know!

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...

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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!
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It’s time to celebrate as children become authors published in a real book!
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See confidence and engagement skyrocket!
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Welcome to Young Writers

Inspiring Young Writers since 1991

"A fantastic competition that really helped children celebrate their individualities."
R Lyon, Barkston & Syston CE Primary School Lincolnshire
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"The students loved completing the competition, even those who usually don’t like to write. Changing an existing story rather than starting from scratch helped them be more creative and confident."
O Vosper, Welling School Kent
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