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Crazy Creatures |
Creative Writing Competition

Ideal for 7-12

Crazy Creatures Video

There's nothing more fascinating than a child's imagination, and with Crazy Creatures your child can let their imagination roam free as they design and create their very own monster and then write a mini saga, a story told in up to 100 words.

The 100-word limit will take away the fear of longer story writing and allow your child to focus on their monster character and get straight to the action!

From a cute fluffball with a nasty bite to a giant monstrosity who just wants to make friends, the possibilities are endless and your child can have fun whilst putting the writing skills and techniques they've learnt in school into practice.

Benefits of entering:

😈 Free to enter

🐉 Colourful worksheet to engage your child

👾 Gives your child a purpose for their writing

👻 Opportunity to be published in a real book

👽 Bookmark and sticker for every entrant

The FREE resources will help to inspire your child and turn them into a confident writer. Downloadable resources include:

🌟 Example stories from past winners so your child can see what a good one looks like

🌟 Fortune teller idea generator to give some story prompts

🌟 Story mountain to help with planning

Make sure you download yours today!

Your child is going to be buzzing with excitement as they invent their crazy creature, we can't wait to read their amazing story!

Crazy Creatures is ideal for 7-12 year-olds but children outside this age range are welcome to enter the competition.

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 or use the link below.


Post your child's entry along with their, name and full address to:

Young Writers - Crazy Creatures

Remus House



Closing Date: 29th March 2024.


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

  • Only one entry per person.
  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit.
  • If a story starter/ending is used, it must be included in the 100-word limit.
  • Your child's entry must include their name, age and full home address.
  • Your child's entry must be their own original work.
  • Your child's entry can be submitted on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or the Word Doc Entry Form)
  • UK entrants only.
  • Free to enter.

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


Crazy Creatures Prize

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


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

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2024 and awarded the following term. Independent entrants are eligible for pupil prizes. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ.)

Closing Date: Friday 19th Apr 2024

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