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Children's Writing Competition Arranged in closing date order

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Big Easter Short Story Competition
Closing date: 1st April, 2015.
First prize: Bundle of writing goodies; Second and third prizes: £5 book voucher.
Entry fee: Free.
Age categories: 7-11 and 12-15.
Maximum words: 7-11 category- 1000 words    12-15 category- 1500 words.
The theme: None but Easter theme is most welcome.
Further details on website: smallbutmightywriters.com

Inkhead Short Story Competition 2015
Closing date: 1st April, 2015.
Prizes: There will be one overall winner of the competition who will receive £100, a full A4 page critique of their story, highlighting its strengths and suggestions to improve it. Also eight runners up (2 in each age category) will receive a full critique and a £25 book token.
Entry fee: £5.
Subject: Choose from the following five titles:

All entries will be given a FREE short critique of their stories.
Website: inkhead.co.uk/short-story-competition

9/11 National Schools Competition
Closing date: 27th March, 2015.
Prizes: The six best entries will win an all-expenses paid trip to NYC during the anniversary (September 2015). We are also offering an iPad mini to the 100th entry we receive.
Entry fee: None stated.
Further information: Entrants must be UK students between the ages of 13 and 16 on 31st August 2015. Entries must answer the question "How Did 9/11 Change the World?"
Submitions should be either a 3-5 minute film or a 1,200 word essay.
Visit website for all terms and conditions: since911competition.com/

Buxton Poetry Competition
Closing date: 20th April, 2015.
Prizes: Five finalists from each category will be selected by a panel of judges
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poets from the Open Category win cash prizes of £300, £200, £100
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poets in the Young People's and Children's categories win book tokens
• The three first-place poems will be published in the 2015 Buxton Festival programme.
Entry fee: £5 per poem. Entries to the Young People's and Children's Categories are free.
Poems up to 40 lines on the theme 'Time'.
Open Poetry - ages 18 and over.
Young People's Poetry - aged between 12 and 17.
Children's Poetry - aged up to 11 years old.
All poems must be sent by post with a completed entry form to Buxton Festival, 3 The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ. Cheques payable to Buxton Festival.
For full details see website: buxtonfestival.co.uk/

Curry Mallet 2015 Children's Short Story Competition
Closing date: 15th June 2015.
Prizes: 1st prize £35 each category, 2nd prize £10 book token each category.
Entry fee: £3 for one story, £20 and £25 for school entries with various ways to pay.
There are two categories 12-16 year olds where the theme is "Rebellion" and 11 years and under where we are asking for a story about a wonder horse and/or cat.  Up to 500 words.
Barbara Spencer, popular author of ten great books for children, teens and young adults is the shortlisted stories judge.
Email: currymallet@hotmail.co.uk
See Website for more: currymallet.org

98th International Annual Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest
Contest Opens April 1, 2015 - Closing date: June 30th 2015.
Prizes: First place writer will be published on the above website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement.
Entry fee: Free entry, one story per person.
Six age categories from 9 to 21. Entries from every country are welcome. Stories up to 1,000 words accepted.
Website: laurathomascommunications.com/