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It’s competition time again


Creative-Writing-TipsIt’s that time of year again, when we launch our creative writing competition. This will be the third year of the competition, which is great. Last year we had over 400 entries, so we’re hoping for even more this year.

The competition is open to all – we have contacted local schools today. You are very welcome to enter the competition independently from your school if you wish, so here are the details for you.

The ‘rules’ are very simple:

  • Each entrant needs to write a poem or story based upon the theme of ‘New beginnings’

  • Each entry must have the following details written clearly: Full name, year group and contact details

  • Each entry must be an original piece of writing

  • All entries must be with us by 17:30 on Friday 30th January 2015 – we can arrange collection if you choose to run the competition as a whole school/year group/class activity

  • The age categories are: EYFS, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4+

All winning entries (one per age category) will receive a beautiful book and certificate. They will also have their writing ‘published’ on our blog. Runners Up will also receive a certificate and be ‘published’. Prizes will be awarded at Chicken and Frog Bookshop on Saturday 21st February, at 14:00.

If you have any questions re the competition, pleased do not hesitate in contacting us. Happy writing!



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