The Spook Squad (For 5-11 Year-Olds)
Creative Writing Competition | Ideal for ages 5-11
What lurks in your child's imagination...? Get them involved today in this ghost story writing competition for writers aged 5-11 years!
Get your child involved in writing a ghost story today...
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!
Closing Date: Tuesday 31st Dec 2024
We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...
The children really enjoyed the freedom. Well resourced with PowerPoints to support.
R Sunley, Knighton Mead Primary Academy
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Pupil Word Doc entry form
Independent Entrant Word Doc Entry Form
Teacher Entry Form
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.
Participating schools receive a complimentary copy of the book their pupils feature in.
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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!
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Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
Young Writers PS
We're looking forward to reading your pupils' stories!
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