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The Incredible Diary Of...

is a fun, exciting writing challenge that invites your pupils to write a diary entry... from their idol or pet to a character or object... will a real or imaginary day inspire your pupils’ diaries? The Incredible Diary Of... is the perfect way for your 7-11 year-olds to showcase their creative writing abilities. Let your pupils’ imaginations go wild and see engagement go through the roof!

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The Incredible Diary The Incredible Diary


  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school

  • Diaries can be on the entry form or A4 sheet of paper

  • Diaries must be your pupil' own work

  • Ensure that all pupil include their name and age on their entries



For Schools

1st Prize - 1 x £500 and the Young Writers' Award of Excellence

2nd Prize - 1 x £250

3rd Prize - 1 x £100

For Pupils

Our 5 favourite little writers will each win a fantastic goody bag packed full of prizes to encourage reading and writing!

Plus there’s a bookmark and sticker for every entrant and pupils chosen for publication will receive a certificate!

Pupil winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2019.

The Incredible Diary Pupil Prizes

How To Enter



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Writing Tips

Tip #1

Tip #1

It's World Book Day on the 7th March, there's no better time to get your pupils writing a diary about their favourite book character or they could be inspired by the plot of their favourite story and turn this into a basis for their own diary entry!

We can’t wait to see which book characters your pupils choose to write about!

Tip #2

Tip #2

This week's theme also ties in with World Sleep Day on 15th March.

Get your pupils inspired to write with their favourite bedtime stories and fairy tales. Pupils could even add a twist to this theme and write a diary entry based on a real or imaginary dream (or nightmare!).

It's a fun way to explore diary writing, play with language and write original texts.


Tip #3

Tip #3


Today is World Storytelling Day - let pupils' imaginations run riot, ask them what exciting adventures they’d go on and encourage them to be as creative as possible…


Pupils can recount their “best day ever” or write a diary about their favourite thing to do. If your pupils could do anything for just one day, what would they do and why?

Tip #4

Tip #4


As it's Mother's Day on 31st March, why not inspire pupils' to write diary entries that celebrate their mums or a female role model in their lives?


From sisters, cousins and of course mums, to teachers, friends or their idol, it's a great way to write a positive diary entry that's heartfelt and personal.

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Contact Us

Young Writers PS
Remus House

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110
Fax: 01733 313524

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