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Ridiculous Writers
Creative Writing Competition

7-11 Years

Ridiculous Writers Video

Bring your classroom bursting alive with ideas, laughter and imagination with Ridiculous Writers creative writing 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 classroom bursting alive with ideas, laughter and imagination! 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. 

Don't forget to download or request your free teaching resources today...

Crazy Combo Generator

Rules

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)

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. 

Online

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:

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers KS2
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Writing Tips

Tip #1

It's World Book Day on 5th March so why not use this super fun day to inspire your pupils with Ridiculous Writers?

You could

  • Mashup book titles to create crazy combos to write about
  • Let pupils be inspired by their classmates' character costumes
  • Ask pupils to bring in their favourite books and work in small groups to create crazy ideas to write about based on their books

Just have fun being ridiculous...

Bring books and writing to life this Thursday in style!

Tip #2

It's British Science Week - the perfect way to marry science and English!

Ask your pupils to create nouns and adjectives/verb ideas to pop in two separate pots.
They then pick one noun and one adjective/verb to create a crazy combo to write about.

E.g:

  • The Forgetful Scientist
  • The Clumsy Experiment
  • The Annoying Astronaut
  • The Ugly Fossil
  • The Unknown Creature
  • The Lost Alien
  • The Confused Storm
  • The Wacky Invention

 Science is almost as much fun as creative writing!

Tip #3

Taking part in Share A Million Stories? It's a new literacy campaign through the World Book Day organisers that you can use with Ridiculous Writers

Here's how...

  • Read a funny story with your class (written by awesome authors such as Roald Dahl or David Walliams).
  • Talk about what they liked and what they didn't.
  • Talk about other funny stories they have read (What about Jeremy Strong's 'My Brother's Famous Bottom?')
  • What makes these stories ridiculous and can your pupils make them more so?

 

Download

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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

Post
FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers KS2
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Email
[email protected]

Tel
(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Thursday 30th April 2020