The Big Writing Challenge


The Big Writing Challenge is an exciting competition designed to encourage all children in Kent and Medway to be creative with their writing. 

Ignite Creativity, Unleash Words!

Calling all young wordsmiths and storytellers from across Kent & Medway, get ready to embark on a literary journey with the Big Writing Challenge!

About the Challenge

The Big Writing Challenge is a celebration of imagination, expression, and the magic of words. We invite students from Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7), Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), and a combined category for Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16) to take part in this charming literary adventure.

Ignite Creativity
Unlock your imagination and let your creativity soar! The Big Writing Challenge encourages young minds to explore new horizons, dream up captivating stories, and paint vivid worlds with words.  Words have the power to shape ideas, inspire change, and touch hearts. Through the Big Writing Challenge, students have the opportunity to unleash their words and share their unique voices with the world.

How It Works:
1. Choose Your Stage: Select the appropriate category for your age group - Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, or Key Stages 3 and 4.
2. Explore the Theme: Each challenge comes with an exciting theme to spark your creativity.
3. Write with Passion: Craft your masterpiece - whether it's a short story, poem, or creative essay.
4. Submit Your Entry: Send in your work and join a community of young writers eager to share their stories.
5. Celebrate Creativity: The Big Writing Challenge isn't just about winning; it's about celebrating the joy of writing and the power of imagination.

Why Participate?

Prizes: Win amazing prizes, including literary bundles, writing workshops, and the chance to be featured in our anthology.
Recognition: Showcase your talent and let your voice be heard in the world of literature.
Skill Enhancement: Hone your writing skills, explore different genres, and ignite a lifelong passion for storytelling.
Critical Thinking: Develop critical thinking, creativity, and the ability to express complex ideas in a captivating manner.

Join the Journey:
Are you ready to let your words dance across the pages? The Big Writing Challenge is your platform to shine, share, and inspire. Join us on this exhilarating literary journey and become a part of the growing community of young writers.

Stay Tuned for the opening date and for updates, themes, and tips to make the most of your Big Writing Challenge experience.

To sign up, please send us an email with

If you have any questions, email

Call: 01227 469970