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Creative Writing Competition

11-18 Years

Unsolved Video

Enthral imaginations with creative writing as young writers create their own mini saga!

'Unsolved' invites your young writer to write a mini saga (a story told in just 100 words) inspired by the crime & mystery genre.

Will they fight for justice? Take on the role of detective in an enthralling whodunit? Or embark on an adventure as a fugitive?

There's a fun 1-minute video to introduce your young writer to the activity too - and why not use the weekly writing tips we publish on here and social media to help inspire them?

If you haven't got a printer, don't panic! Your young writer can write their work out and send us a photo, or type it up and email it over instead.

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Rules

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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Your name, age and address must be included with your entry.

  • Your mini saga must be told in no more than 100 words (the title isn't included in this).

  • Independent entrants must have a UK address to enter. Overseas entrants must enter through their school.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for student prizes.

  • Story starters are optional but if used must be included in your students' word count.

  • Your mini saga can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

  • Mini sagas must be your own work.

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

Prizes

Unsolved Prize

Our 5 favourite published writers will each with £100 and a trophy!

Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2021.

Closing Date: Friday 28th May 2021