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Childrens’ Writing Competitions Arranged in closing date order

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Cartridgesave 'Write Christmas' Story Competition
Closing date: 7th November, 2014.
There are three categories, Ages: 4-6, 7-9 and 10-11. Prizes will be awarded for each category.
Prizes: The school receives £500 towards books or writing materials. Also a visit from author Sam Hay to read the winning story and a goodybag for the winner.
Entry fee: Free.
The best 50 entries from across the categories will be selected to appear in the ebook.
Poems and short stories (less than 200 words) must be entered by a caregiver, parent or teacher who can give permission for the story, name and age of the child to be included in the book and used in publicity.
Website: cartridgesave.co.uk/writechristmas

'At War' Poetry Competition
Closing date: 11th November, 2014
Prizes: Winners will receive a National Art Pass, and we will also publish a selection of poems in a commemorative e-book which will have a small print run, with winners receiving a copy.
Entry fee: FREE.
Inspired by the First World War centenary, online arts magazine Arts Award Voice (artsawardvoice.com) has launched the 'At War' Poetry Competition. We are asking young writers to submit original poems on the theme 'At War' - from the Great War to the Iraq War, racism to fights with your mum. There will be two categories (11-16 and 17-22), and there is no length limit to submissions.
Judges: Joelle Taylor, Kat Francois and Caroline Bray.
Prizes: The prize includes feedback from the judges for the winning poems.
Contact email:voice@artsaward.org.uk
Website: For more information see website: artsawardvoice.com/magazine/

Ben's Heroes Trust Super Amazing 2014 Short Story Competition
Closing date: 21st November, 2014
Prizes: Winners will receive a £35 book token and the winning stories will be printed in our newsletter.
Entry fee: FREE.
The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of the social impact of a diagnosis of cancer in children so we want the children to write a story in under 500 words around the theme of 'friendship'.  The competition is split into girls and boys aged 7-9 and girls and boys aged 10-11 and will be judged by two published children's authors, Olivia Tuffin and Ed Wicke.
Contact email: Fiona.Young@BensHeroesTrust.Org
For more information and application form see website: bensheroestrust.org/short-story-competition-2014