GSA Young People’s Creative Writing Competition 2022

THEME:

Girls are now invited to submit pieces to share their imaginations on the eco-theme of ‘Dear Earth…’.

With the earth and planet uppermost in many minds the competition is designed to give expression to girls’ thoughts on the earth’s future, and to highlight how precious our natural world is.

So, if you have pupils who are a wonder at wordsmithing, snappy with a sonnet or flash with flash fiction encourage them to enter to get their voice and thoughts heard and so we can show the world girls’ experiences of the earth and planet now.

Every winner will be celebrated and hosted on our website and across our social media channels, and invited to make a video recording of themselves reading their winning entry, which will be broadcast to more than 100 GSA Headteachers during the GSA Summer Briefing on 13 June, when the winning entries will be formally announced.

Find full entry details below. Submissions are open now, we’re looking forward to reading every one, so get your girls scribing and good luck!

RULES

  1. You may interpret the theme in any way you wish.
  2. Entries are free and can be prose or poetry.
  3. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words for prose and a maximum of 25 lines for poetry.  All entries should fit on one side of A4.
  4. Only one entry per pupil allowed.  
  5. There are three age categories:
    a. KS2 – Years 3 to 6 – most people will be aged 7-11 years
    b. KS3 – Years 7 to 9 – most people will be aged 11-14
    c. KS4 & KS5 – Years 10 to 13 (incl Sixth Form) – most people will be aged 14-18
  6. Entries must be your own original work.
  7. Please give each entry a title of your choice.
  8. Entries must be submitted no later than 8pm on Wednesday 4 May using the form below. A supervising teacher’s email address will be required for submission.
  9. Entries will be judged by GSA Officers and Fellows. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.  
  10. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    – Originality
    – Creative expression of the ‘Dear Earth...’ theme
    – Language
    – Interesting Use of Form  

DEADLINE

8pm Wednesday 4 May 2022

The winners in each category will be informed, via their teacher, no later than Friday 27 May and invited to make a video recording of themselves reading their winning entry, which will be broadcast to more than 100 GSA Headteachers during the GSA Virtual Summer Briefing on 13 June, when the winning entries will be formally announced. On and after this date, the winners’ videos will also be published on the GSA website at www.gsa.uk.com and shared on social media; winners must keep their status confidential until this time.

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All queries to [email protected]

 

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