Wonderlands Children's Creative Writing Competition

To celebrate the Writing Britain exhibition and the forthcoming Wonderlands festival, we have teamed up with Booktrust for a special creative writing competition for children and teenagers.

To enter the writing competition, all you have to do is write 100-500 words around the theme of 'my favourite place'. Your entry can be a short story, a poem, or a piece of descriptive writing - it's up to you.

Each winner will have the chance to read their work at Wonderlands: A Festival of International Writing for Children, an exciting three days of stories, words, drawings, conversations and explorations as some of the planet’s most brilliant writers for children and young people appear at the British Library. Joining guests from the four corners of the world will be some of our best loved British authors, including Children’s Laureates Michael Morpurgo and Michael Rosen.

We'll be selecting one winner and two runners-up from each of our three age categories:

  • 6-8 years old
  • 9-12 years old
  • 13-16 years old

For more details about prizes and on how to enter, please visit the Booktrust site.