Schools invited to shadow poetry award

Schools can apply to shadow the CLiPPA poetry award, run by CLPE, which encourages schools to create a poetry classroom for three weeks in June. Free classroom resources are available.

29/03/2017Schools invited to shadow poetry award

Climate change challenge for young poets

Those aged up to 25 years are being challenged by the Young Poets Network to write, film or speak a poem about our changing world and climate change.

25/03/2017Climate change challenge for young poets

Writing competition for budding script writers

Fancy the idea of script writing as a career? Or do you just enjoy writing your own stories? Here's a great competition from First News to write a short monologue or dialogue.

25/03/2017Writing competition for budding script writers

BBC seeks the authors of tomorrow

The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 is open for submissions and is looking for stories up to 1,000 words from young people aged 14 to 18. The closing date is 21 April.

25/03/2017BBC seeks the authors of tomorrow

Make a Picture Book Competition

We are inviting children and young people aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book. The prize for the creator of the winning picture book is a free author event and 50 printed copies...

21/03/2017Make a Picture Book Competition

Imagining future worlds...

A writing competition has been launched by Explore Learning for children aged four to 14 years, challenging them to write up to 500 words on the theme, The Future. The closing date is 5th May.

10/03/2017Imagining future worlds...

Finish a story and win prizes!

The 2017 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition is now open, inviting anyone under the age of 19 to finish a story started by Branford Boase Award winner Horatio Clare. The closing date is Saturday...

01/03/2017Finish a story and win prizes!

Design a book token competition

To celebrate World Book Day, National Book Tokens is holding a competition for children and young people to design a book token. There will be a winner and runner-up in three age categories.

10/01/2017Design a book token competition