Explore Learning Writers’ Awards Shortlist 

November 06, 2020

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Explore Learning Writers’ Awards has come to an end and our judges have certainly been inspired by all of your glorious talents fuelled tales! The shortlist is here and we’re now down to the top 100 possible winners from all of your entries!  

IS YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST? If it is, you’re still in with a chance of winning!

If your name is on this Explore Learning Writers’ Awards shortlist then you could be in with the chance of being crowned the overall champion of the competition by Greg James! 

Who’s going to be crowned the WRITER OF THE YEAR and bag themselves £3000 worth of prizes in tech bundles including a 13-inch MacBook Pro, £1000 worth of experience vouchers and £500 worth of books for their school? Plus… a surprise school appearance from a very special guest. We wonder who that could be?

But don’t forget Greg will also be selecting a finalist from each key stage group who will all receive one of our amazing tech bundles including an iPad, Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard plus £250 each towards their very own experience day!  

There’s been so much talent with our Hidden Talents story writing competition!

We’ve been astounded by the sheer amount of entries we’ve received, laughed at the humorous tales you’ve told and shed a tear for those stories that warmed our hearts. We really do believe that everyone has a talent and that anyone can be a writer. This year’s competition has proved that in so many ways! 

It was incredibly hard to choose our top 100 entries for the Writers’ Awards shortlist, but we’ve had so much fun reading all of your creative writing ideas. We’re delighted to reveal the talented young authors who have made the shortlist. Here they are (in alphabetical order):


Check out the top 100 entries here


So, what’s next? Well, Greg James now has the tricky task of selecting his top 3 favourite talented authors as finalists, and then picking the overall Explore Learning Writer of 2020

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Best of luck everybody!

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