Voices creative writing competition

Voices is our creative writing competition for children in care and care leavers, who are 25 or under. 

What is Voices?

Voices is a celebration of your creativity, talent and imagination.  The competition gives young people a chance to tell people what they want to say and improves understanding of their experiences.

The theme for 2019 chosen by young people, was ‘Growing Upand over 250 young people have entered.  Watch videos and read the winning and shortlisted entries for Voices 2019.


Judges of this year’s competition were singer-songwriter and reporter, Ashley John-Baptiste; poet Mr Gee; authors Jenny Molloy; Alice Broadway; Kit de Waal; Kiran Millwood Hargrave; children’s picture-book maker Jarvis and rap artist and creative director of the hip-hop collective Jungle Brown Ric Flo.

We will be announcing details of our 2020 competition shortly.


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