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Children's Writing Competition Arranged in closing date order

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PrintExpress.co.uk Story Competition
Closing date: 31st March 2017.
Prizes: The winner will receive £50 in book tokens, and £175 in book tokens for their school.
The competition has no entry fee, and is open to those aged between 5 and 13 (there are two age brackets - 5 to 9, and 10 to 13)
Looking for: Stories up to 500 words.
Further info: The competition is only open to full time residents of the UK. Only one entry per child, and stories must be an original piece of fiction. Stories can only be entered by a parent, teacher or guardian on behalf of a child.
Website: design.printexpress.co.uk/childrens-short-story-competition/

Crediton Short Story Competition
Closing date: 30th April 2017.
Prizes: Young Adults (11-18) 1st prize is £30 book voucher or cash; Riptide vol. 6, 2nd prize is £10 book voucher or cash; Riptide vol. 6
Entry fee: £5.
Looking for: Stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'echoes'.
Email: stories@shakspeare.org
Website: http://credfest.co.uk

Sunday Times/Peters Fraser and Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award
Closing date: 1st May 2017.
Prizes: £5,000, 3 x £500.
Free entry.
Looking for: The best full-length published or self-published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35.
Email: TimesPFDaward@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org

PDSA 'Animal heroes' writing competition - Buddy saves the day
Closing date: 26th May 2017.
Prizes: 1st Prize - The winner will get a set of signed books by Hilary Robinson, an Amazon Kindle and VIP tour at one of our Pet Hospitals to meet Hilary, our vets, nurses and pet patients.
Runners-up - 3 runners up will each win a signed copy of Hilary's latest book 'Flo of the Somme' and a special Pet Protectors goodie bag.
Entry fee: Free.
Theme: Animal heroes.
Looking for: Aim for a 1,000 word story.
Further info: Open to anyone age 16 or under. One entry per child.
Email address: petprotectors@pdsa.org.uk
Website: www.petprotectors.org.uk/win/writing-competition

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