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Awesome Animals |
Creative Writing Competition

Ideal for 4-7

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

They could write a poem:
🐳 acrostic
🐅 sense poem
 🐝 riddle
🐖 kennings
🐛 haiku
🦜 free verse

Or have a go at fictional or factual writing:
🐘 story
🐒 recount
🦀 diary
🐈 description
🦖 fact file

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

Join in with Awesome Animals today and see your child's enthusiasm for writing come alive!


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

  • Only one entry per child.
  • Ask your child to write their work (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.
  • Entry must be your child's own work. (Please note on the entry if there is anything we need to take into consideration when reading the work.)
  • 250-word limit.
  • 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.


Awesome Animals Prize

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 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 26th Jul 2024

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