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The Voices writing competition is the national writing competition for care experienced children and young people. 

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.

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.


Five Years of Voices

A look back at five fantastic years of the voices competition.


Past entries

Take a look at some of the past winners and entries, in animated form and read aloud by the writer. 



Published Writing

Every year we publish a programme that consists of the finalists. Read the past years entries.

2021 Awards Show Programme

2020 Awards Show Programme

Experiences of Covid19 Anthology


2021 Event

2020 Event

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.


Find out more

Find out about his years competition

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