Children having fun in boats out on the estuary

© Terry Mathews

Schools Programme - Competition

Appledore Book Festival Creative Writing Competition 2021 - Results to be announced soon!

2021 Competiton is now closed and we will be announcing details of this year's competition in due course.

The competition is open to children and young adults aged four to 18 years.

To enter:  Send us the best poem, story or other prose piece that you have written since January this year.  It can be about anything you would like. (You can go to any time, place, age, world, wherever your imagination takes you!) 

There are prizes of:

  • Waterstones Book Tokens for each Key Stage 1 - 5.
  • Winner: £25
  • 2 Runners up: £20 each
  • School Library Winner: £25

Key Stage 1 entries may be any creative response to a story or poem, e.g. an illustration.

The Rules: 

  • Prose: up to 500 words
  • Poetry: up to 300 words 
  • All work must be entirely your own.

Deadline: To be announced

Winners announced by email

Once the details are announced please send your entry, along with the downloaded entry form to:

Appledore Book Festival 2021 Sponsors