'Tell Us A Story' Competition 2018

2019 is the centenary of Save the Children and to mark the occasion they are organising a creative writing competition for primary schools in the Swansea Bay Area. This will be in association with DylanED, the educational strand of Swansea University’s International Dylan Thomas Prize. 

There are two competitions: 
One for pupils in Years 3 and 4 and one for pupils in Years 5 and 6.

  • Years 3 and 4:  We would like pupils to write a paragraph, or poem or dialogue, with a hand drawn illustration based on a character they have read about.
  • Years 5 and 6:  We would like a piece of imaginative writing based on the themes of Hopes and Dreams” or The Natural World” or Space”, with a maximum word limit of 300 words. This too could be illustrated. The entries can be hand written or word-processed and in English or Welsh.

Entries should be submitted by the end of May 2019.

A panel of experts chaired by Roy Noble, BBC broadcaster and former primary school head teacher, will judge the entries and the schools will be notified of the results by the end of the summer term 2019.

Winners will receive some fantastic prizes, which will be presented by the guest author at a Literary Lunch in November 2019 at the Great Hall, Swansea University. All participating schools will receive a certificate and one lucky school year group will win a trip to Bluestone Resort. The school with the best overall entries will also receive a prize.  

We do hope that you will take part and if you are interested in participating, please email us at this address: Sllcomp@outlook.com by 31 January 2019, with a contact name and address.