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Ancient Adventures |
Creative Writing Competition

Ideal for 7-12

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Take the excitement of history and mix it with imagination to create ancient adventures!

Your child can pick any person, place or event from history to inspire their mini saga, a story told in just 100 words.

From discovering a pharaoh's tomb or a soldier in the trenches to being Queen Victoria or an explorer sailing the seven seas it's a great way to get them having a bit of fun and to create original short stories.

There are many additional resources ready to have your child raring to write, so download them and take a look!

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 - Ancient Adventures
Remus House

Closing Date: 19th July 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. (Please note on the entry if there is anything we need to take into consideration when reading the work.)
  • 100-word limit (this does not include the title).
  • UK entrants only.
  • Free to enter.
  • Ideal for 7-12 year-olds but children outside this 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.


Ancient Adventures Prize

Our 10 favourite published writers will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!

(Independent entrants are eligible for pupil prizes!)


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

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

Closing Date: Friday 19th Jul 2024

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