Competitions 2020-06-30T10:12:20+00:00

Get Caught Reading Competition

Deadline- Tuesday 15 September 2020 


Over the summer you are challenged to do some extreme reading: celebrating books and the pleasure of reading them. Your challenge is to find a fun, exciting place to read a book! 

It could be anywhere – in an unusual place in your house, in the park, on the beach, up a tree or top of a mountain. Relaxing with a summer read in a hammock or while shopping in a supermarket – choice is yours! Let your imagination fly! 

          Just remember to be safe wherever you choose to be clicked! 

To enter you simply need to send a photo of you being caught reading somewhere unusual, funny or surprising! Get someone to take a photo and enter the competition by sending your entries to by 15 Sep 2020. 

We will then create a fantastic display in the library to celebrate our love of reading. We will also choose our favourite extreme reading pictures for some special prizes. 

Where can you get caught reading? We are looking forward to seeing all your interesting photos. Have a great summer break!

The Great Copyright Hunt

Deadline- 11 September 2020 


The competition is open to children aged between 5 and 14. Entries should be emailed to  by 11 September 2020.

The Great copyright hunt is designed to explain how creative ideas are protected by copyright and challenges children and families to hunt down the famous copyright symbol © at home. All participants will be entered into a  prize draw.

When a piece of work has the © symbol on it, then it means the work is protected by copyright. Your quest is to find the copyright symbol on different types of creative material in your home. 

Hunt down the famous copyright © on posters, books, newspapers, magazines, online and even on cereal boxes. Record your findings on your Great Copyright Hunt Collector’s Card and send them to be entered into the prize draw. Make sure that you record all the details of your findings and your contact information.

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The Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award 2020

Deadline- Friday 31 July 2020

The biggest poetry competition for young writers is once again looking for the best poems by young people aged 11-17 from the UK and beyond. 

This year’s award-winning poet judges – Maura Dooley and Keith Jarrett – cannot wait to read students’ work and perhaps even spend a week writing poetry with them at the prize winners’ writing retreat.

The competition welcomes poems on any theme and any length. It is completely free to enter for anyone aged 11-17 in the world. Poems must be in English, British Sig n Language or Braille (do contact us if you have queries regarding any BSL and Braille entries).

Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Arvon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. 

The Poetry Society also continues to support winners’ development with performance, publication and internship opportunities.For more information, please visit the Poetry Society’s website by clicking here.

LoveReading4Kids Poetry Prize Competition

Deadline- Friday 17 July 2020Calling all young Poets! 

Love Reading UK is thrilled to announce the  LoveReading4Kids PoetryPrize  in association with National Poetry Day.  The competition is looking for original poems focussed on your poet’s interpretation of Vision.  

  • You can write about an imaginary school or your current school.
  • You can write the poem in your own voice, the voice of a dog or an alien!
  • You can write in free verse or write a poem with repeated patterns running through it, or one with a strict rhythm and rhyme.
  • There are no rules except to base your poem around the theme of “Vision”

The winning poet will win a visit to their school from National Poetry Day ambassador and award-winning poet Joshua Seigal – and £250 of books for their school. 

Both Winner and Runner Up will also receive a trophy and certificate, a batch of beautiful poetry books thanks to publisher Bloomsbury Kids and an annual subscription to the gorgeous children’s magazine Scoop. 

The winning and commended poems will also be published on the LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools websites.

For more information, please visit the LoveReading4Kids Poetry Prize website by clicking here.

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

Deadline- Friday 17 July 2020

This is your opportunity to write about your experience in the Generation Lockdown Writing Competition.  You can submit a piece of writing about what life has been like in lockdown and during the coronavirus.

This could be a personal experience, a poem, or a creative story. All of you will have had a unique experience that is only yours, and only you can capture in words.

Your entry should be 700 words or under and you should submit in your age category.

Your work will then be read by a published author, who will then pick out the five best entries from your age group. These entries will then be included in a book published by John Catt Educational called ‘Generation Lockdown Writes.’

There will also be a range of other prizes for the winning entries, and a special celebratory book launch where you will have the opportunity to meet the authors.

All the money raised from the book will go to The BookTrust charity. This is an amazing charity which supports families and young people all over the UK to get involved in reading.

The last date for the submission of entries is 17th July 2020. For more information, visit the Generation Lockdown Writing Competition website now

Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards

Deadline- Tuesday 20 June 2020

To take part you must be aged between 10 and 15. Your piece of writing can be factual or make-believe, about yourself or about other people or events. Send your entries by requesting your English teacher to as soon as possible, and no later than 30 June 2020.

Every entry will receive individual written feedback and a certificate of participation. Plus…you might win an award! The judges for the Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards are the award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou and the Booker Prize-winning novelist Bernardine Evaristo.

Entries will be judged on three criteria:

  • creativity and quality of writing
  • the originality of your take on Anne Frank
  • the strength of your anti-prejudice message.

Your message and the link you make with Anne can be either explicit or implied.  

For more information, visit the Anne Frank Trust UK website by clicking here.

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