Stories can be entered until 31 July 2019

Now that the exams are over, here’s a novel idea for an English lesson plan at the end of term:

Encourage your students to write a short story on the theme of ‘market’ for the Wales Young Writers Contest. To have a chance at winning a prize, students will need to meet several curriculum requirements:

– use effective plot and character construction, pace, imagination and creativity, shape, detail and other devices, to achieve particular effects and firmly sustain the readers’ interest.

– show control, coherence and a sense of personal style in their writing.

– confidently and accurately use ambitious vocabulary to convey precise meaning and create deliberate effect.

– vary sentence structures to engage and sustain the readers’ interest and write with grammatical accuracy.

– write in an engaging manner.

If your students are shortlisted, their work will be judged by award-winning Welsh novelist Catrin Collier and edited by a professional editor before being published in an anthology of short stories.

The top three stories in each age category, 14-17 and 18-21, will win cash prizes of up to £100 too.

Take a look at the competition page for more details and how to enter.

If you would like to enter your student’s work in bulk, on their behalf, please email us and we can make arrangements to do this.

We look forward to reading your students’ stories