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Resource type: Competition

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

Young Writers runs themed poetry and creative writing competitions for nursery, primary and secondary schools throughout the academic year. Poetry writing competitions usually take place in the first half of term with creative writing competitions featuring in the second half. The competitions are all free to enter and there is no limit to the number of entries that a school can submit.

All entries are read and reviewed by an editorial panel. Entries that meet the required selection criteria are published in regional anthologies giving pupils the opportunity to see their work in print. Overall competition winners are chosen from the published entries, with prizes for both pupils and their schools.

Young Writers provides free teaching resources to support each competition, including detailed lesson plans linked to the National Curriculum and pupil planning sheets. Entries can be submitted by email or by post, or teachers can register to upload pupil entries via the free Online Writing Portal.

Cost: Free.

About Young Writers: Young Writers is a division of Bonacia Ltd. It was established in 1991 with the aim of encouraging young people to engage in creative writing.

Further resources:

  • Explore the Young Writers blog for writing tips and author interviews.
  • Find more writing and book based competitions for young people here.

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