How do I enter?
All entries must be submitted through our website before the deadline on 28th October 2020. Submit your entry
How are the stories judged?
The first round of judging will be based on plot, originality, language, characterisation and enjoyment. Greg James will do the final round of judging, based on his writing expertise.
When will you announce the top stories?
The three key stage winners will be announced on Tuesday 3rd November, and one of those winners will be awarded the top prize. Keep an eye on our website and social media!
Why do you need personal information?
Is there a minimum word limit?
No, but remember the judging criteria is on plot, originality, language, characterisation and enjoyment – so make sure you write enough words for us to judge.
May I scribe for my child?
You may scribe for your child, as long as none of the words used are changed!
Can I enter if I'm outside of the UK?
We love to receive entries from children and schools outside the UK, but please note that the winner’s school visit from our judge will be conducted via video call rather than face-to-face.