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Young Writers' Annual Showcase 2023 |
Creative Writing Competition

All Ages

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Your child is invited to be part of the Young Writers’ Annual Showcase!

❤️ Your child could be published in a real book alongside other budding writers from across the UK 

🏆 We're awarding the best writers £100 and a trophy across 5 ages categories 

📓 Your child needs to choose the piece of work they are most proud of writing this academic year... simply photocopy or photo their entry, add their name, age and address to it and it's ready to submit!


✍️ They can write something brand-new!

💻💭 Download the handy guide below for lots of inspiration and visit our blog for step-by-step guides on how to write a different style of writing.

PLUS your child can try this fun Story Challenge generator!

The Young Writers' Annual Showcase 2023 has a 1,000-word limit, so let your child's talent shine! You can view last year's winners here and their feedback below...


"He was very proud of himself and very surprised he won, it was amazing for him - best birthday present as the trophy in the post coincided with his birthday! He said he liked making up the story and now he has a pet caterpillar he will do a story about her. I really love it when children use their imagination and put story on paper for others to share."
Parent of Maximilien Baker (4) (4-year-old category winner)

"I was really excited when I found out I had won the competition and got my trophy. I love seeing my writing in the book and it was lots of fun to enter!"
Iris Bosworth (7) (5-7 year-olds category winner)

"Young Writers’ Annual Showcase was truly the perfect outlet for my creativity. It was a great opportunity for me to write a short essay on ‘Should Fairytales be Changed?’ - a topic I had a keen interest in and greatly enjoyed exploring and debating. I feel inspired to continue creative writing as a hobby." 

Muskaan Arora (17) (16-18 year-old category winner)

Closing Date: Friday 15th September 2023



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per person.

  • UK entrants only.

  • 1,000 word limit.

  • Your child chooses their best piece of work they have written this academic year OR write new piece.

  • Your child's name, age and address must be included on each page of their entry.

  • Entries can be a photocopy, typed, handwritten by your child or an adult.

  • All genres and styles of writing are welcome to be submitted.

  • Entries must be the entrant's own original work.

  • Entrants must be aged 4-18 years.

  • Copyright remains with the author.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Young Writers' Annual Showcase 2023 Prize

A winner in each age category will be chosen once the showcase is published in winter 2023: 

  • 4 year-olds
  • 5-7 year-olds
  • 8-11 year-olds
  • 12-15 year-olds
  • 16-18 year-olds

Each winner will receive £100 and a trophy. Both school and independent entrants are eligible for the prizes.

You can view last year's winners here.

Closing Date: Friday 15th September 2023