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Mission Chaos |
Creative Writing Competition
| Ideal for 11-18

Mission Chaos Video

11-18 year-olds will be inspired to write thrilling tales in just 100 words for Mission Chaos

Will your students find order amongst mayhem, or let chaos reign?

From everyday life going wrong to world-altering events, your students' mission is to write a mini saga on the theme of chaos.        

The fun theme will capture their imaginations and they can interpret it as they wish, allowing creativity and originality.  Check out the exciting video which introduces the activity; it's guaranteed to create a buzz in your classroom!   

Your students will be captivated as they write for a real audience and with real purpose: they could see their work in print. There are also fantastic prizes to be won for the top 5 writers and the school with the overall best set of entries. 

The FREE resources will help inspire your students and get them writing:

💥 Model example stories

💥 Optional story starters to kick-start imaginations

💥 Ready-made lesson plan and accompanying PowerPoint 

💥 Activity sheet to get ideas flowing

💥 Story planning sheet

Download or request as many entry forms as you need to get your whole school involved in Mission Chaos today!

Closing Date: Friday 19th Jul 2024

We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...

Thank you for giving us such a lovely engaging activity. The video lesson plan was great fun too!

Helen Auster, Long Crendon School
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Printed Resources

Save money on printing, let us know how many you'd like of the resources below, and we'll pop them in the post for you!

Story Starter Postcards
Mission Chaos Teacher Information
Student Entry Form

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Word Doc Entry Form
Student Entry Form
Teacher Entry Form
Student Online Writing Portal Guide
Online Writing Portal Teacher Guide
Mission Chaos Teacher Information
Story Starter Postcards
Student Information Guide
PowerPoint PDF
Lesson Plan
Story Planning Sheet

Competition Rules

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

Closing Date: Friday 19th Jul 2024
  • Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries together where possible!
  • Mini sagas can be submitted on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or using the Online Writing Portal or Word Doc entry form)
  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit.
  • If a story starter/ending is used, it must be included in the 100-word limit.
  • Each student's name, age and school name should be included on their entry. (Entries can be submitted with first names only or initials if needed.)
  • Ideal for ages 11-18, students outside this age range may enter.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Free to enter.
  • Copyright remains with the author.
  • Students' mini sagas must be their own work! (Please note on the entry if there is anything we need to take into consideration when reading the work.)

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

For Schools

The school that submits the best overall set of entries will win Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a £100 National Book Token.

PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their students feature in!

(Remember, you receive 1 free copy for every 30 entries you submit! E.g. 1-30 entries you receive 1 copy, 31-60 entries you receive 2 copies, etc)

For Pupils

Our favourite 5 writers will each win £50 and a trophy!

Plus every entrant receives a bookmark and all writers chosen for publication will get a certificate of merit. 

(School & student winners will be chosen from entries submitted in the Summer Term 2024. The prizes will be sent in the following term.)

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Email your entries to [email protected]


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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!

Writing Portal

Send by Freepost

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

Young Writers SS
Remus House

We're looking forward to reading your students' mini sagas!

Jenni, Editor

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Young Writers SS
Remus House

Closing Date: Friday 19th Jul 2024

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