Young Writers' Annual Showcase 2022 |
Creative Writing Competition

All Ages

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Celebrating all creative writing styles up to 1,000 words

Inspire 4-18 year-olds to showcase their best piece of work!

By entering Young Writers’ Annual Showcase 2022, entrants have the chance to be published in a real book and every entrant receives a bookmark to thank them for taking part. Writers selected for publication also receive a special Annual Showcase certificate.

It's a fantastic way for pupils to pick the piece of work they are most proud of writing this academic year. However, should any pupils want to write a new piece of work to enter they are more than welcome to.

Here are some ideas to inspire a new piece of work...

  • Poem
  • Story
  • Play
  • TV or Movie Script
  • Essay
  • Memoir
  • Speech
  • Song Lyrics
  • Blog
  • Letter
  • Article
  • Journal /Diary

The Young Writers' Annual Showcase 2022 has a 1,000-word limit, so let your pupils' talent shine!

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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. Teachers please submit your entries altogether where possible!

  • Can choose best piece of work they have written this academic year OR write new piece

  • 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, 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 2022

  • Entries must be the entrant's own original work

  • Entries must not have been published before

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

For Schools

For Entrants

A winner in each age category will be chosen once the showcase is published in winter 2022: 

  • 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.


Send your entries by uploading them:

Enter Now

Enter through our entrant writing portal:

Writing Portal

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

By Post

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

Young Writers
Remus House

Writing Tips

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Tip #1

Entrants have up to 1,000 words but they don't have to write that much - just what they feel is their best piece of work!

Tip #2

Write a series of poems on a theme such as animals, the rainbow, favourite things – this could be rhyme, free verse, acrostics, haikus, etc

Tip #3

Check out the Young Writers blog for LOADS more writing tips and ideas at

Tip #4

Find a piece of writing you really enjoyed creating this academic year - then read it back through, could you improve or extend it (if under 1,000 words)?

Tip #5

Have a look at the videos on Young Writers' YouTube channel for inspiration!

Get In Touch

Young Writers
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Monday 19th September 2022