Connecting Stories Creative Writing Competition

Entries close 12 Mar 2021
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We're excited to announce the launch of our Connecting Stories creative writing competition!

Connecting Stories is an Arts Council England-funded project aimed to increase children and young people’s access to literary experiences and books in our Hub areas!

The competition

Calling all young writers living in one of our 14 local areas! We're inviting you to create a piece of creative writing on a theme unique to your location. You're welcome to write anything you like. It could be a story, letter, diary entry, news article, poem, or you could even illustrate a comic - creativity and imagination are encouraged!

Key information

Each of the 14 local areas has its own theme. Entries will be displayed as part of one of 19 Connecting Stories anthologies and will also be displayed in cultural institutions across the various Hubs .

The competition is open to participants aged 7 - 14 years old depending on the location. Entries may be typed or handwritten. Visit your area's competition page below for more information on the themes and age requirements.

Connecting Stories Creative Writing Competition Entry Form

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