Do you enjoy writing stories? Would you like to win some great prizes? If the answer is yes, you may be interested in entering two national creative writing competitions for secondary school students. You need to be quick though, as the competitions close very soon! If you are in Year 7 or Year 8 you may want to use some of the great tips and techniques that Joe Craig introduced you to when he visited our school.
The National Young Writers’ Awards are open to students aged 14 and under. The theme is ‘The Mash-up’ and you are encouraged to write a 500 word story that is a ‘mash-up’ of two genres. For example, a spaceman travelling back to Roman times or your favourite super hero taking on zombies. The prize is a trip to Disneyland Paris for you and your family and £500 worth of books for the school. The closing date is Tuesday 7th June. For more information and to submit your entry go to http://www.explorelearning.co.uk/youngwriters.
#Just Write has been launched by BIC, the pen people. Open to Years 8, 9 and 10, you have to imagine living in a world without words and write about what that would be like in no more than 500 words. The competition closes on Monday 6th June. The winning entry will be published and receive a gift bag and ten other shortlisted finalists will win an individual gift pack. For more information visit http://ministryofstories.org/bic-creative-writing-competition/.