Ridiculous Writers
Creative Writing Competition

7-11 Years

Ridiculous Writers Video

Bring creative writing bursting alive with ideas, laughter and imagination with Ridiculous Writers competition!

Have you read the one about the GANGSTA BOGEY? Or the SINGING BISCUIT? What about the CLUMSY WIZARD or the FORGETFUL CHEF? No? Well, today could be your lucky day! 

Bring your pupils' imaginations bursting alive! Ridiculous Writers creative writing competition lets kids be kids, encouraging them to be creative, imaginative and original whilst having fun and enjoying writing! Adding the challenge of planning and writing a mini saga, a story told in just 100 words, means that you tick the technical skills box too. 

There is an engaging video that can be used to support both classroom and home learning - we can't wait to read your children's ridiculous writing!

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To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per pupil; there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details.

  • Stories can be written on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper.

  • Stories must be your pupils' own work.

  • Ensure that all pupils include their name and age on their entries.

  • Mini sagas must be told in no more than 100 words (the title isn't included in this)

  • Where possible, the school to send / upload / email all their pupils' entries to us.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

For Schools

1st Prize

£500 Hope Education Voucher & The Young Writers' Award of Excellence

2nd Prize

£250 Hope Education Voucher

3rd Prize

£100 Hope Education Voucher

School prizes are awarded from entries received in the 2019/20 academic year. 

Ridiculous Writers Prize

For Pupils

1st Prize 

Our favourite writer will win Jenni Harrison's (Managing Editor) HEIGHT IN BOOKS... that's 1.67 metres! 

Pupil prizes will be selected from entries received in the Spring Term 2020 and announced in the following term. 


Send your entries by uploading them:

Enter Now

Alternatively, you can email your entries to [email protected].

By Post

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

Young Writers KS2
Remus House

Writing Tips

Tips will be added here each week that the competition is running.


Please fill in the form below to reveal the resource download links:

By Post

If you'd prefer to be sent the resources, please fill in the form below (including amounts of each resource required) and we'll get them posted to you:

Get In Touch

Young Writers KS2
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 24th July 2020