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What's happening?

Are you a teacher or organiser of a  group for children/young people? If you want to get involved or just keep in touch, please contact us:

Children's Short Story Writing  Competition



Our Aims

We believe that children's creativity should be recognised and want to provide opportunities to showcase their work to the public.

The competition is open to all local children

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Read Aloud Storytime

We have added videos of people reading children's stories to the our website.




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We will be running more events, so watch this space

How to enter the competition:

Theme: Christmas.

Age range for entries: 7-11 years.

Length: up to 500 words.

Handwritten or typed entries accepted. Entries can be sent by email or collected from schools and other venues by BookFest Team members. To send or arrange collection email


Rules: (a) Each applicant to declare age; (b) each entry to be signed by responsible adult certifying that the work is the child’s own.


Submission deadline: Friday, 1st December 2023

Results to be announced by: Friday 15th December 2023

Entries will be chosen by the panel and displayed on our website and across our social media platforms. Prizes of book vouchers and notebook sets (1st prize and 2 runners-up.)


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We are looking forward to providing even more fun activities for children at the next festival.

If you have ideas or contacts for children's activities, we would love to hear from you!


More to be revealed soon. Please join our mailing list for updates.

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