2021 Young Writers' Competition for Schools

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Young Writers' Competition 2021


Theme: My Name is......


What Does a Name Mean to You?

Think about the names of people who you love or the names of your favourite characters. The theme is to be interpreted in whichever way names mean something to you. Take this as a chance to have some fun and come up with all the wonderful and wacky names you can dream of, create a mystery tale of mistaken identity or delve deeper and explore your identity. It’s time to get creative!


Word Count:
Maximum words: 500
Minimum words: 100

Age Groups:
4-19 years split by key stage

Categories: Poetry & Prose
Key Stage 1 - years 1 & 2
Key Stage 2 - years 3 & 4
Key Stage 2 - years 5 & 6
KS3 - yrs 7, 8 ,9
KS4 - yrs 10 & 11
KS5 - yrs 12 & 13

Teacher selection:
Teachers are asked to screen all entries and only submit a
maximum of 3 entries per category for each age group specified above.
(i.e. 3 for poetry and 3 for short story per age group)

Open to schools in the South London & Surrey.


Guidelines on how to submit:




Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
Entries: Teacher submitted

More information Email: education@wimbledonbookfest.org