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My Animal Diary |
Creative Writing Competition

Ideal for 4-7

My Animal Diary Video

Your child will love My Animal Diary! They can write a diary or recount, an imaginative adventure story, or simply a descriptive piece about an animal - whatever they like! 

Check out the fun video which introduces the competition to your child. The entry form has a planning side to help them with ideas for their story, and there are loads more FREE resources available to download, all packed with inspiration.

Why take part?

🐶 The opportunity to be published gives children a real purpose for their writing

🐸 Write about real or imaginary events

🐯 Suitable for writers of all abilities

🐷 Free bookmark and sticker for every entrant

🦁 Certificate of merit for those chosen for publication 

🐼 Fantastic prizes!

Download your entry form to get your child involved and turn them into a roarsome writer today!

How To Enter

Email your child's entry along with their, name and full address to: [email protected]


Upload their entry at www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/enter.


Post your child's entry along with their, name and full address to:

Young Writers - My Animal Diary

Remus House



Closing Date: 29th March 2024


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

  • Only one entry per child.
  • Ask your child to write their story (or an adult can scribe/type it), ensuring their name, age and address are included.
  • Work can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.
  • Stories must be your child's own work!
  • 250-word limit.
  • Writing can be in any prose style inspired by animals
  • UK entrants only.
  • Free to enter.
  • Open to 4-7 year-olds.
  • Copyright remains with the author.

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


My Animal Diary Prize

Our 5 favourite published writers will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a bookmark and sticker. We award a certificate of merit to all young writers chosen for publication.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2024 and independent entrants are eligible to win. The prize will be sent in the following term. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ.)

Closing Date: Friday 19th Apr 2024

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