FREE writing competition for ages 4 – 14

Explore Learning Writers’ Awards

For the past ten years, Explore Learning has been inspiring children to write, from the young authors in the making to those a little more reluctant.

Our competition opens on Monday 11th March 2019 – check back for more details about the theme, entry criteria and how to enter!

 Amazing prizes

 Famous judge

 Most established

Are you a teacher? 

Fancy winning £500 worth of books for your school and a visit from our famous judge? Register today to find out how your class can get involved in our free writing competition!

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Are you a child/parent?

How would you like to zoom off to Disneyland Paris for a family holiday? Get ready for 11th March when our competition is open for entries!


Alesha Dixon

Judge: Alesha Dixon

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Alesha Dixon as the official judge of the Explore Learning Writers’ Awards!

Alesha has written two very popular children’s books – Lightning Girl (launched in April 2018) and Lightning Girl 2: Superhero Squad (September 2018) about a 10 year old girl who discovers her superhero powers!

“My inspiration to create a superhero called Lightning Girl began with wanting my young daughter to feel empowered. It’s been a dream to create a strong role model that any child can look up to – I want my readers to see themselves in Aurora, who is dealing with trouble at home and trouble at school alongside her new powers.” ~ Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon first found fame as part of Brit-nominated and MOBO Award-winning group Mis-teeq, which achieved two platinum albums and seven Top Ten hits, before going on to become a platinum selling solo artist in her own right. Alesha’s appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 led to her winning the series and becoming a judge for three seasons. Since then she has presented and hosted many TV shows including: CBBC dance show Alesha’s Street Dance Stars, Children In Need, Sport Relief, Your Face Sounds Familiar, and ITV’s Dance, Dance, Dance. She is a hugely popular judge on Britain’s Got Talent and has just been announced as the presenter of new BBC show, The Greatest Dancer.

Exciting prizes up for grabs!

Disneyland Paris

Family trip to Disneyland Paris

First prize is a four day break for two adults and two children to Disneyland Paris, including travel and accommodation!

£500 of books

The winning child’s school will receive £500 worth of books – a perfect addition to the school library that all the students can enjoy!

Fearless learners

Trusted by parents, loved by kids

Since 2001 over 200,000 children have excelled academically, reached their potential and achieved the best possible results with Explore Learning.

Born out of the desire to provide the best possible complement to a school education, our maths and English tuition centres are accessible to all young learners, regardless of their means, background or ability.

We are unwavering in our mission to develop a generation of fearless learners; children who will excel in the classroom, be confident in exams and fearless in school and beyond. To help us on our mission, we run free workshops and competitions with schools and community groups all over the UK.


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