National Young Writers’ Awards inspire children to give writing a try

Children have just two weeks to enter one of the biggest writing competitions in the UK.

The National Young Writers’ Awards, organised by tuition provider Explore Learning this year are judged by the amazing children’s author David Walliams who will surprise the winner with a visit and a trip to Disneyland Paris and £500 worth of books for their school.

The hugely popular competition has been running for ten years and has inspired hundreds of thousands of children across the UK to put pen to paper and give writing a try.

The deadline to enter the 2018 competition is 29th April and children need to write a 500-word story to the theme of HEROES! Whether that be their parent, a policeman or an idol they aspire to be like.

David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and has become one of the most influential children's writers of modern times. With the publication of ten novels including his ground-breaking first novel 'The Boy in the Dress,' three short stories and six picture books he has sold more than 23 million copies and his books have been translated into 53 languages.

David said: "It's a real privilege to be named judge for this year's National Young Writers' Awards and I am so looking forward to reading what the brilliant brains of our country's children come up with. To write is such a wonderful, creative outlet for people of all ages and competitions just like this one are a brilliant way of encouraging kids across the UK to take the leap and release their inner authors."

The competition is open to children aged 4-14 anywhere in the UK - from enthusiastic young writers to those who feel less confident.

To Enter:
Children are invited to pick up an entry form from their local Explore Learning or via Explore Learning Simply had the story back in, file online or send to Explore Learning's head office at NYWA, Explore Learning, 74 North Street, Guildford, GU1 4AW. Don't forget to include your contact information so they can get in touch if your child wins!

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