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Mission Catastrophe |
Creative Writing Competition

Ideal for 11-18

Mission Catastrophe Video

Inspire your child to write a thrilling mini saga, a story told in up to 100 words, with Mission Catastrophe!

From minor mishaps to earth-shattering events, your child will relish the opportunity to explore the consequences of catastrophes of all sizes.

The chance to see their work in print will motivate your child to get writing; it will unleash their creativity and give them a purpose to write.

With free online resources to support them every step of the way, Mission Catastrophe sets them on an exciting journey of storytelling.

💥 Model example stories

💥 Optional story starters to kick-start imaginations

💥 Activity sheet with word bank to help spark ideas

💥 Story planning sheet

💥 Exciting video to introduce the mission

Encourage your child to participate in Mission Catastrophe and ignite their imagination today!

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 - Mission Catastrophe

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.
  • Entries must be your own original work.
  • 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 entrant's name, age and address should be included on their entry. (Entries can be submitted with first names only or initials if needed.)
  • Ensure you have the relevant permissions to enter from your parent or guardian.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Free 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.


Mission Catastrophe Prize

Our favourite 5 writers will each win £25, a book series, and a trophy!

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

(Winners will be chosen from entries submitted in the Spring Term 2024. The prizes will be sent in the following term. Independent entrants are eligible to win.)

Closing Date: Friday 19th Apr 2024

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