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Closing Date: Friday 7th of April 2017

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION FOR 7-11 YEAR-OLDS

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

Rules

  • 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

Closing Date: Friday 7th of April 2017

Prizes

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!

Crazy Creatures Pupil Prizes
Crazy Creatures

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:
    FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
    Young Writers PS
    Remus House
    Peterborough
    PE2 9BF

  • Alternatively, you can upload work to Online Entries

Closing Date: Friday 7th of April 2017

Downloads

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

Once pupils have created their Crazy Creature, but before they start planning their story ask them to travel to their ‘perfect world’ through a portal.

Where do they go? Why?

Now ask them to imagine this world through the eyes of their creature… Is the creature’s perfect world? Perhaps the creature thinks it’s strange there! Why? Does the creature explore? Try to escape? Perhaps the creature gains something like superhero qualities, a pet or a family…

This is a great way to get imaginations fired up and keep pupils’ mini sagas on track!

Tip #2

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 #3

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.


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Contact Us

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers PS
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110
Fax: 01733 313524
Email: info@youngwriters.co.uk

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

Enter online
For Young Writers entering independently (not via their school)

Send school entries online
For teachers to upload their pupils' submissions

Closing Date: Friday 7th of April 2017

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