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Inspire pupils to get creative with Crazy Creatures! It's guaranteed to get pupils' imaginations running wild and eager to get writing about their creations!

What are you waiting for, let Crazy Creatures into your classroom today!

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Crazy Creatures


  • Only one entry per pupil

  • Each pupil needs to create a crazy creature and write a mini saga inspired by it

  • A mini saga is a story written in up to 100 words, and must have a beginning, middle and an end

  • Ensure that all pupils include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form



For Schools

1st Prize – £1,000

2nd Prize – £500

3rd Prize – £250

For Pupils

The 10 best writers will each win a fantastic Crazy Creatures Goody Bag!

Every entrant will receive a bookmark and sticker! Pupils selected for publication will also receive a certificate!

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How To Enter

  • Ask pupils to write their mini saga, ensuring their name, surname and age are included on the entry form. Alternatively, entries can be typed and submitted up upload or email.

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads / Resources Request

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    Young Writers PS
    Remus House
    PE2 9BF

  • Alternatively, you can upload work to Online Entries



To see the competition pack, including Full Competition Information, Entry Forms, Lesson Plans, resources, and more…please fill in the short form below. All download links will appear once the form is sent and the links will also be emailed to you.



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Writing Tips

Tip #1

Ask pupils to give their crazy creature one super power – that's a tough choice, but what will they choose and why?

The ‘why' is important as it will be part of their plot, how they integrate it is up to them… their creature could discover their power, use it to fight crime or an arch-enemy, save their creature's world or even cause trouble…

Tip #2

Ask pupils to create their creature as a 3D model! They can make it out of anything they like! Here are some ideas…
•    Play dough
•    Hama Beads
•    Clay
•    Junk modelling
•    Papier mâché

Once the model is ready, why not ask pupils to role play a story out in groups? This will lead to lots of ideas and once you ask pupils to put pen to paper they'll be writing like there's no tomorrow.

Tip #3

Why not have some crazy creature fun in the kitchen! Get pupils to bake (or just decorate) a cupcake with a monster design?

Here’s some brilliant ideas to inspire you:

Now their monster is designed, ask them to write a mini saga inspired by it… maybe the monster cupcakes comes to life or perhaps the crazy creature is a baker or just eats everything! What would happen if their crazy creature was left alone in their kitchen or joined your class for school dinners…

Tip #4

Why not get outside on a mini beast hunt to help inspire pupils with their crazy creature mini saga!

Why does a snail have a shell on its back? What happens inside a chrysalis? What are all those ants doing? Why are wasps so mean?

Encourage pupils to ask questions like this and think of fun answers, which will help inspire their writing!

Tip #5

Split your class into two groups. Group 1 will be inspired by space and Group 2 will be inspired by the sea.

Pupils can research aliens and mythical sea creatures (or just any of the weird and wonderful real ones!) before all choosing one to base their own crazy creature on. Will the space creatures visit the sea or vice versa? Will they have a battle or a party? Perhaps they’ll all go on a holiday or even attend school together, we can’t wait to read what happens!

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Contact Us

Young Writers PS
Remus House

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110
Fax: 01733 313524

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

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