Mal Peet Writing Competition


Mal PeetThis writing competition is in honour of children’s author, Mal Peet, who lived in Devon and was the curator of the exetreme imagination festival 2014. The competition is for children and young people up to the age of 18 and the intention is to enthuse and excite young people about the possibilities of writing and being a writer. Use your exetreme imaginations!

Age ranges: children and young people can enter one of three age categories – under 11; under 14; under 18. Prizes of £100 will be awarded in each of these categories.

This year’s competition
This year, the Festival’s theme is the environment. We live in a world where our environment is ever-changing, but also where many things remain the same for hundreds of years. Write a story of no more than 500 words which takes the theme of the environment as a starting point.  Here are some suggestions for starting points.

Entry form
Please send in your stories using this entry form.

Entry fee: £30 per class (maximum of 30) or £5 for an individual entry. You can pay online here.

How to enter: teachers can enter a set of stories from a whole class or from individuals, and individuals can enter on their own. Please use the Entry Form on the website and send a printed and signed copy of the entry form with the submission. Schools can enter more than one class, but please use a separate form for each.

Closing Date: Friday 7 October 2016

Prizes Announced: Thursday 27 October 2016

For more information, please contactDebra Myhill

With thanks to ALCS for the sponsorship of this event and to Walker Books for the book prizes.