Voices 2022: The national writing competition for children in and leaving care

We are excited to announce that Voices 2022 creative writing competition is now open!

In the last six years over 1000 care experienced children and young people have entered Voices. So if you are a budding writer, poet or have got something you would like to write then get involved.

Not only will all finalists be published in an anthology, but there is the chance to win winners and runners up prizes – more info to come on those soon.

This years theme

This years theme was selected by care experienced children and young people through online votes and was chosen to be –‘This is Me’.

We want to read your wiring on ‘This is me’, you can interperte how ever you want and we welcome you to be as creative as you like!

Your entries can be up to (but no more than) 500 words long and can be a story, poem, rap, article or anything else that fits the theme.

Dates

The competition is open for entries from now until 28 February 2022.

Categories

So if you are a child or young person in or leaving care aged 25 or under we would love to hear from you. Depending on what age you are you will fit into one of the categories below:

So if you are a child or young person in or leaving care aged 25 or under we would love to hear from you. Depending on what age you are you will fit into one of the categories below:

  • Primary Category (Under 10s)
  • Lower Secondary Category (Age 11-14)
  • Upper Secondary Category (Age 15-17)
  • Care Leaver Category (Over 18s)

 

How to enter

To send in you entry please complete the form below.

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Take a look at past entries, videos, recordings of previous years’ entries as well as our full event from 2020.

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