Children’s Creative Writing Competition 2020


We are delighted to announce this year’s theme is…


And our judge is none other than the Children’s Laureate and author of the international, best-selling How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once series, Cressida Cowell.

So grab your pencils and pens! Here’s what you need to do ….

Key Stage 1 (school years Reception, 1 and 2)

Draw a picture of the home of a story tale character and write about the person who lives there.

Key Stage 2 (school years 3-6)

Choose a fictional character from a book you have read and write a detailed description of the home in which you imagine they live, as well as its setting. You may draw a plan to accompany your writing.

11-16 year-olds

Write a short story of approximately 300 words, the last sentence of which must be “There’s no place like home.”

Once you have created your picture or story send your clearly named entry with the entry form below to Chorleywood Bookshop (4 New Parade, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5NJ) by Friday 13th March.

There will be first and second prize winners in each category and winning entries will be published on our website.

First prize is a trophy, £15 bookshop voucher and certificate, and second prize is a £10 bookshop voucher and certificate.

We apologise that entries cannot be returned.

Good luck!

Begin right now by downloading an entry form here