It’s that time of year once more – our under 16’s writing competition has officially launched!
This year’s theme is – drum roll please…. LAUGHTER!
Here’s what you have to do:
- Select your Key Stage/ age band and follow the instructions that are specific for you. For example all Key Stage 1 applicants will be drawing a picture of a character that you find funny. For Each Key Stage/ age application briefs please see below.
- Once you have drawn your picture or created your acrostic or written your short story you hand it in to your teacher (if your school is participating – please check before you hand it in) or you drop it off at the book shop with your NAME, AGE, SCHOOL and a CONTACT NUMBER clearly visible on the back or stapled to your entry by Friday 9th March!
Key Stage 1 draw a picture of a character from a book who made you laugh. Tell us why you chose them.
Key Stage 2 using the letters of the word LAUGHTER make up an acrostic. Each letter should begin a sentence or phrase about a character or event from a book which amused you. The 8 examples can be taken from the same or different books.
Eg T- Toad sitting in the road repeating “Poop, Poop”
U- Under Paddington’s hat a marmalade sandwich
Entries can be illustrated.
11-16 year olds – write a short story of approx 200 words. Your story can be on any topic but somewhere must contain the phrase “the sound of laughter”.