Writing competitions are a great way to encourage kids who love to write.
If you hold a writing competition at your school, I’d be happy to donate a free e-book on writing for up to 10 prize winners.
RUN A WRITING COMPETITION AT YOUR SCHOOL – 8 EASY STEPS
Running a writing competition is easy. Just follow the simple steps below:
1. Decide on age categories, story length and theme – (it could be something to fit with the current curriculum).
2. Decide when you will run it – term breaks and school holidays could be a good time.
3. Ask your local newsagent, book store or stationers if they are willing to donate prizes.
4. Advertise your competition around the school, at the library and in classrooms. You can use the flier below if you like – just fill in the gaps for your competition.
5. If you don’t have time to read the stories yourself, ask for willing parent or other community helpers.
6. Get the readers to shortlist the entries and decide on the winners.
7. Present winner’s certificates and prizes at assembly.
8. Publish winning stories to your school blog or in your newsletter if you have one.
If you have any questions on how to run your competition, include them in the comments section of this post. Good luck with your writing competition:)