Creative Writing Competition: ‘Our Journeys’
Connecting Stories Black Country are delighted to launch an exciting creative writing competition, with support from authors A. M. Dassu and Benjamin Dean. We are inviting children aged 7-11 from across the Black Country to create a piece of writing based on the theme ‘Our Journeys’
We invite children and young people to write a piece of creative writing about a real or imagined journey. This can be a journey you know well, like your trip to school, the supermarket, or your local park. But a journey can also be as magical as a trip to the future, or as exciting as moving to a new neighbourhood or country. Whatever it is, we want to read about your journeys!
You can choose any format you like – a story, a poem, news article or diary entry. You can include some illustrations too.
Everyone who enters the competition will receive a certificate and will have a chance to get their work published in an anthology and displayed in a local exhibition. There will also be book prizes for the winning entries.
Winning entries will be chosen based on originality, imagination, relation to the theme and overall enjoyment.
‘Our Journeys’: Writing prompts
Your piece of writing can be funny, heart-warming, adventurous or exciting, fiction or non-fiction, everything is welcome! In A. M. Dassu’s wonderful book Boy, Everywhere, she writes about her main character’s journey across countries and continents, but a journey can take many different forms.
Here are some ideas to inspire you if you’re feeling a bit stuck:
Download the document below for additional information on rules and entry requirments.