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The Spook Squad (For 5-11 Year-Olds) |
Creative Writing Competition

Ideal for ages 5-11

The Spook Squad (For 5-11 Year-Olds) Video

A ghost story is such a popular style of creative writing that never goes out of fashion! We're inviting children aged 5-11 to write their own spook-tacular short story...

Budding writers could be inspired by a ghost, monster, vampire or creepy place such as a graveyard or an old house in the woods.

Enter your child into the competition and they could be published in a real book and receive a certificate.

There is 250-word limit, prizes up for grabs and it's free to enter... why not get your child inspired to write a short ghost story today?

If inspiration or writing tips are needed to help get the creative juices flowing, check out these blogs:

👻 Paul Westmoreland - 3 Top Tips To Write A Spooky Story Guest Blog📓 Natasha Farrant - How To Find "THAT" One Idea To Start Writing A Story

✍️ Creative Writing Tips: How To Write A Story

 If you are aged 12-18, check out this Ghost Story Competition for your age group!


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

  • Free to enter.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • 250-word limit.
  • Stories must be the writer's own, original work.
  • Your child's name, age and full address must be included with their story.
  • Entrants in this category must be aged 5-11 years.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Copyright remains with the author.

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


The Spook Squad (For 5-11 Year-Olds) Prize

Our favourite writer will receive a £25 National Book Token!

Every entrant receives a bookmark and a certificate is awarded to all writers chosen for publication in the ghost story book.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st Dec 2024

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