The Voices writing competition is the national writing competition for care-experienced children and young people, just like Claire – a former winner, previous young judge and 2024 co-host.
As well as being a celebration and showcase of the creativity, talent and imagination of children in care and care leavers, Voices also aims to improve understanding of the experience of care by giving care-experienced young people the chance to tell their own stories.
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Five years of Voices
Here, we are showcasing some of the most inspiring Voices content from the last few years. Get inspired and find out more by taking a look at the videos, photos and written entries.
Take a look at some of the past winners and entries, in animated form and read aloud by the writer.
Every year we publish an anthology of all the shortlisted entries. Read the past years entries.
The highlight of the Voices competition is the awards show. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the 2020 event was held online. It is available to view here, hosted by Dr Who star, Peter Capaldi.
Past years pictures
Some snaps of all the amazing, entrants, judges, hosts and others who have made this competition possible in years gone by.
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