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Awesome Animals |
Creative Writing Competition
| Ideal for 4-7

Awesome Animals Video

Fun and engaging writing competition for 4-7 year olds all about animals.

Get pupils of all abilities writing about animals in any style!

Awesome Animals is a super-fun and easy-to-adapt writing activity suitable for all abilities. Your pupils will love writing about animals and the chance to see their work published in a book will add some real excitement!

Your pupils could write poems:
🐳 acrostic
πŸ… sense poem
 πŸ riddle
πŸ– kennings
πŸ› haiku
🦜 free verse

Or have a go at fictional or factual writing:
🐘 story
πŸ’ recount
πŸ¦€ diary
🐈 description
πŸ¦– fact file

There are LOADS of free online resources to download, with storyboards, poem templates, planning sheets, examples and more, all designed to help you inspire your pupils and get them writing.

Request as many entry forms as you need and we'll post them out to you free of charge. Join in with Awesome Animals today and see enthusiasm for writing blossom in your classroom!


Closing Date: Friday 26th Jul 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!

Animal Sticker Sheet (35 Per Sheet)
Awesome Animal Activity Ideas For Teachers
Awesome Animals Teacher Info
Awesome Animals Entry Form

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You'll get instant access to free writing resources.

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You'll get access to...

Word Doc Entry Form
Awesome Animals Entry Form
Teacher Entry Form
Awesome Animals Teacher Info
Awesome Animal Activity Ideas for Teachers
Animal Masks
Animal Fact Pages
Riddle Entry Form
Diary Planning Sheet
Sense Poem Planning Sheet
Farm Storyboard
Monster Storyboard
Jungle Storyboard
PowerPoint PDF
Parent Information Guide
Animal Sticker Sheet (35 per sheet)
Story Planning Sheet
Acrostic Planning Sheet
Under the Sea Storyboard
Sequencing Activity

Competition Rules

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

Closing Date: Friday 26th Jul 2024

  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries together where possible!
  • Ask your pupils to write their piece (or an adult can scribe/type it), ensuring their name, age and school name are included.
  • Work can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or in the Online Writing Portal).
  • 250-word limit.
  • Pupils' entries must be their own work. (Please note on the entry if there is anything we need to take into consideration when reading the work.)
  • UK entrants only.
  • Free to enter.
  • Ideal for 4-7 year-olds, but pupils outside that age range are welcome to enter.
  • 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 that submits the best overall set of entries will win Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a Β£100 National Book Token for their class.

2 runner-up schools will each win a selection of books.

PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their pupils 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

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


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

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Summer Term 2024. The prize will be sent in the following term. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ.)

Enter Online


Email your entries to [email protected]


Upload your entries

  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

Send by Freepost

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

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

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Get In Touch

[email protected]

01733 890066

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

Closing Date: Friday 26th Jul 2024

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