National Writing Competition – Enter Now!


We’re inviting students and teachers from all secondary state schools across the UK to submit 850 words or less of poetry or prose on the theme of ‘Footprints’. You could win a place on a creative writing residential course with Arvon and be published in the winners’ anthology!

Penguin Random House will longlist the entries and multi-award-winning authors Mark Haddon and Juno Dawson lead the writers judging this year’s competition.

Multi-award-winning authors Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) and Juno Dawson (All of the Above) lead the writers judging this year’s competition.

The deadline is Wednesday 23rd November, 2016.

Read more about the competition and submit your entry to 


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