Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2015 Creative Writing competition, pictured here with Catherine Johnson who presented their prizes and certificates. Pupils from 22 primary and secondary schools were rewarded for their work in writing some fantastic poems and stories, and we’d like to thank again Catherine for judging the competition, and for all of the staff at Clifford Chance who hosted the prize-giving.
Choosing the winners was an extremely difficult task, and placing them in the awards even harder. The full list of winners is below.
- Download Once upon a time… (.pdf format)
- Once upon a time (.mobi eBook format – copy/ download to your eBook reader)
- Buy from the Kindle store
The workshop with author Catherine Johnson will be held on Tuesday 23rd June at the PDC, 229 Bethnal Green Road.
- Secondary workshop : 9.30am to 11.30am
- Primary workshop : 12.30pm to 2.30pm
About the competition
Our Creative Writing Competition is open to pupils in upper KS2, KS3 and KS4
The competition aims to encourage children to explore writing as an exciting activity and to have their achievements recognised. The 2015 competition runs from January to April. Children are invited to write a short story or poem on the theme which this year is alternative fairy tales and myths and legends.
The first prize in each key stage and category (short story and poetry) is £50 with additional prizes for runners up and commended entries. All prize-winners are invited to attend a writing workshop with the guest judge.
An anthology of the winning entries will be published as an electronic book via Amazon to take the children’s work to a worldwide audience, and can also be uploaded to school VLEs and websites.
A prize-giving ceremony will take place on Monday 22nd June at the Clifford Chance Building for the winners and members of their family.
Exploring the theme
Traditional tales and myths and legends offer a wide range of inspiration to writers. Guidance notes on the theme will be sent to registering schools. Participants are encouraged to read a variety of myths, fairytales and folk tales in order to help them choose characters or a story to adapt.
Book selections are available to borrow from the Schools Library Service – either visit us, or mark on your Request for Resources form that your school is taking part in the competition.
Poster art to download
You can download these images to use as part of a PowerPoint or on a school display screen (right click and select and select save link as…)