Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

From Branford Boase Award

Resource type: Competition

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition is a short-story competition for children aged under 19 that runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award.

Young writers are provided with an opening paragraph written by the winner of the Branford Boase Award for the previous year and are invited to continue the story. Entries can be any length up to 1000 words and must make a connection to the opening paragraph.

The six winners receive signed copies of this year’s Branford Boase shortlisted books and are invited to attend the Award Ceremony in July.


  • The competition opens in February.
  • The deadline is in May.
  • Winners are announced in July.

Cost: Free.

About the Branford Boase Award: The Branford Boase Award was set up in 1999 in memory of award-winning author Henrietta Branford and her editor Wendy Boase.

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