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Atlanta’s Lockdown Literacy competition

Atlanta’s Lockdown Literacy competition is open!

Atlanta's literacy competition

Atlanta’s Lockdown Literacy competition is open to all children aged 5-16 who reside in areas local to our core Atlanta offices. (Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, Greater Manchester, Altrincham, Leeds, Maidstone and Dublin).

Prizes include a brand new laptop, fantastic home learning essentials or even £1000 for their school to spend on literacy resources! This exciting new initiative supports our communities in the areas local to all Atlanta sites.

We recognise how hard home schooling has been for everyone from the children who have been apart from their friends and school environment to the parents and teachers who have all been working non-stop to find educational activities to keep children engaged. We wanted to give something back and show just how much their hard work is appreciated.

We’re asking children to write a poem or short story (no more than 500 words) to tell us all about their lockdown experiences and all of the things that stood out for them about 2020. Maybe Captain Sir Tom Moore made a big impression, or they remember their parents struggling to buy toilet roll, baking banana bread, going for walks, became a TikTok sensation or they may have found a new skill or appreciation for family board games!

Key Dates:

  1. Entries open on World Book Day Thursday 4 March and close on Friday 26 March
  2. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 2 April

We’ve created two categories based on age 5-10yrs and 11-16yrs. There will be a first, second and third prize winner for each category:

  1. First prize – A new laptop, home learning essentials plus £1000 for your school to spend on literacy resources
  2. Second Prize – An Amazon tablet and home learning essentials
  3. Third Prize – Home learning essentials

All children have to do is email their entries to with their name, age and the school they attend.