Children's Short Story Competition | Leukaemia Cancer Society

Children's Short Story Competition

Deadline extended to 31st May - Leukaemia Cancer Society's short story competition returns for 2021

Extended deadline to 31st May 2021 The Leukaemia Cancer Society Short Story Competition 2021 is open for entries. We are changing the way the competition works this year and opening it up to all schools and individual entries from across the country.

Children are invited to enter their short stories, and battle it out for the opportunity to have their work published.
The competition is open to any young writer aged between 7 & 15 years old, and will be judged by well-known authors.
This year’s theme is ‘The Day Everything Changed’. Work submitted can be fact or fiction. Entrants can write about anyone or anything and they can let their imaginations run wild by inventing their story.
We have extended the deadline for entries to 31st May 2021.
There will be a winner from each of the three age categories. The winning entries and all shortlisted stories will be published in the book.
Normally we would now say “The winners will be invited to the celebration party in London at which the awards will be presented” But, instead we are saying “Can we still have the ceremony and still have the excitement and shared experience of the live event but without breaking any social distancing rules?” Well, we can only promise to keep you updated and to ensure we make this year's award ceremony as exciting an experience as we possibly can without breaking any rules.
All finalists will have the opportunity to purchase additional books. The prize-winners will receive a small prize with their complimentary copy of the book.