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The Young Writers Annual Showcase 2024 |
Creative Writing Competition
| 4-18 Year-Olds

The Young Writers Annual Showcase 2024 Video

Celebrate your pupils' best pieces of writing from this academic year!

Have your pupils created amazing pieces of work this year that you’d love to share with the world?

The Young Writers Annual Showcase is the perfect way to celebrate your pupils’ hard work giving them the chance for their piece to be published in a real book.  

From stories and poems to blog posts and essays you can choose any writing your pupils have done this academic year, up to 1,000 words. If there is a longer piece you absolutely love, you can submit an extract.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate your pupils' achievement, increase their confidence and showcase your school’s talent!

❤️ Your pupils could be published in a real book alongside other budding writers from across the UK 

🏆 We're awarding the best writers £100 and a trophy - could it be a pupil from your school? 

 The Young Writers Annual Showcase 2024 has a 1,000-word limit, so let your pupils' talent shine! 


"I was really excited when I found out I had won the competition and got my trophy. I love seeing my writing in the book and it was lots of fun to enter!"
Iris Bosworth (7) (5-7 year-olds category winner)

"Young Writers’ Annual Showcase was truly the perfect outlet for my creativity. It was a great opportunity for me to write a short essay on ‘Should Fairytales be Changed?’ - a topic I had a keen interest in and greatly enjoyed exploring and debating. I feel inspired to continue creative writing as a hobby."
 Muskaan Arora (17) (16-18 year-old category winner)

Closing Date: Friday 13th Sep 2024

We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...

Thank you for giving us such a lovely engaging activity. The video lesson plan was great fun too!

Helen Auster, Long Crendon School
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Printed Resources

Save money on printing, let us know how many you'd like of the resources below, and we'll pop them in the post for you!

Annual Showcase Poster

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You'll get access to...

How to Write a Song
How to Write Stories
How to Write Poems
How to Write a Mini Saga
How to Write a Book Review
How to Write a Blog
How to Write an Article
Annual Showcase Teacher Information
How to Write a Script
How to Write an Essay
Annual Showcase Poster
Annual Showcase Parent Guide
Annual Showcase Teacher Entry Form

Competition Rules

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

Closing Date: Friday 13th Sep 2024

Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries altogether where possible!

Pupils choose the best piece of work they have written this academic year OR write a new piece. You do not need a pupil entry form to enter as work can be photocopied straight from pupils' books.

1,000 word limit.

Each pupil's name, age and school name must be included on each page of their entry.

Entries can be a photocopy, typed, scanned, handwritten or scribed by an adult.

All genres and styles of writing are welcome to be submitted.

Work entered into the showcase will be considered for publication in the Young Writers Annual Showcase 2024.

Entries must be the entrant's own original work.

UK entrants only.

Entrants must be aged 4-18 years.

Copyright remains with the author.

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

For Schools

The school who submits the best set of entries is awarded The Young Writers Award of Excellence!

PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their students feature in!

(Remember, you receive 1 free copy for every 30 entries you submit! E.g. 1-30 entries you receive 1 copy, 31-60 entries you receive 2 copies, etc)

For Pupils

A winner in each age category will be chosen once the showcase is published in winter 2024: 

  • 4 year-olds
  • 5-7 year-olds
  • 8-11 year-olds
  • 12-15 year-olds
  • 16-18 year-olds

Each winner will receive £100 and a trophy. Both school and independent entrants are eligible for the prizes.

Every entrant receives a bookmark and writers selected for publication receive a certificate of merit too.

(School & pupil winners will be chosen from entries submitted in April-Sept 2024. The prizes will be sent in the following term.)

Enter Online


Email your entries to [email protected]


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  Entrants type their entries online

Why not combine literacy and ICT by using the online writing portal? Entrants can type their work and you can submit them at the click of a button!

Writing Portal

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

Young Writers Showcase
Remus House

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Get In Touch

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01733 890066

Young Writers Showcase
Remus House

Closing Date: Friday 13th Sep 2024

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