Creative Writing Competition 2021


We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2nd Creative Writing Competition for children aged 7-13. It was extremely tough to judge as the entries were so fantastic! As one of our judges wrote, “I must tell you that this has been, without doubt, the most difficult competition I have ever judged and that was for all the right reasons.  I was absolutely amazed by the quality and inventiveness of the stories and I feel that everybody who entered should feel very proud of themselves.”

This year, we awarded “Bronze”, “Silver”, “Gold”, “Gold 3rd”, “Gold 2nd” and “Gold 1st” places.

Competition Details:

Group 1: 7-9 year olds (Year 3 and Year 4 children)
Group 2: 9-11 year olds (Year 5 and Year 6 children)
Group 3: 11-13 year olds (Year 7 and Year 8 children)

For further details of the competition, visit here.


GOLD 1st Place (7-9 year olds)

Revenge of the Skull King, by Jake

GOLD 1st Place (9-11 year olds)

Lost in the Labyrinth, by Henry

GOLD 1st Place (11-13 year olds)

A Better Life, by Alexandria

GOLD 2nd Place (7-9 year olds)

The Legend of King Grockle, by Ophelia.

GOLD 2nd Place (9-11 year olds)

The Pact Breaker, by Namyaa.

GOLD 2nd Place (11-13 year olds)

The Journey Home, by Shakir.

GOLD 3rd Place (7-9 year olds)

A Big Jump Home, by Isla

GOLD 3rd Place (9-11 year olds)

My Adventure, by Caitlin

GOLD 3rd Place (11-13 year olds)

When the Sun Went Down, by Daisy.

GOLD Runners Up (7-9 year olds)

Midnight Venture, by Xinti

The Three Tablets, by Aakash

GOLD Runners Up (9-11 year olds)

Cliff Hanger, by Gemma

A Forest Mystery, by Malena

GOLD Runners Up (11-13 year olds)

Roger and his Missing Wallet, by Ashton

The SS Matey, by Tanish


The final round was judged by the wonderful author and illustrator, Alex Milway. Alex Milway is the author of the fantastic Hotel Flamingo series, suitable for 5-8 year olds. His new book, “Big Sky Mountain” will be released on June 10th 2021 and is available for pre-ordering here!

Alex Milway


We have some wonderful prizes to pass on to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, donated by some fantastic businesses:
Little Leopard Book Club
Mud & Bloom
Role Models UK
Aquila Children’s Magazine
Kids Art!

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Interested in our Creative Writing Course?


Creative Writing Course

We run 12-week Creative Writing Courses for children aged 9-11 years. In the first 6-week block, we focus on learning different skills or techniques, including mastering figurative language, using the Show Don’t Tell technique, and learning how to build suspense effectively. In the second 6-week block, we focus on learning how to structure a story, including how to create powerful story starters, character and setting descriptions, and how to develop the storyline.


Creative Writing Skills

Creative Writing Skills is designed for any child striving to develop their creative writing skills. It is particularly aimed at Key Stage Two children, as well as those sitting an entrance school examination such as the 11 plus. The book is a combination of textbook and workbook. After learning about each technique, there is an activity for the child to work through, to consolidate their understanding.