Twisted Tales |
Creative Writing Competition

11-18 Years

Twisted Tales Video

A fantastic way to explore character perspectives and empathy through creative writing...

How much does a story change if we change the point of view? What would the villain say if they could share their story? Are the bad guys evil? Misguided? Misunderstood? Twisted Tales is a fantastic opportunity to flip the script and explore another side of the story.

Starting with sequels and prequels, moving into redemption, and even questioning who the real villain is, Twisted Tales is accessible from Year 7 through to sixth form students. It's a great resource for home educators as well as young adults who just love to write!

Use the video to engage your child, then there is the planning sheet to help structure their story and even lots of optional writing activities to help get their creativity flowing.



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Please include your child's name, age and full postal address on their entry.

  • Independent entrants must have a UK address to enter.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for student prizes.

  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit (not including the title.)

  • Story starters are optional, but must be included in the word count if used.

  • Your child's entry must be their own work.

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


Twisted Tales Prize

Our 5 favourite published poets will each win a trophy and a Complete Writer's Toolkit - Young Adult Edition.
This amazing prize lets the budding author plan, write and publish their own book!


Every entrant receives a bookmark and we award a certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2021. Independent entrants are eligible for student prizes.)

Closing Date: Friday 17th December 2021