Voices 2021: The national writing competition for children in and leaving care

Voices 2021 is now closed for entries. 

Thank you so much for taking part. 

Find out more information about Voices.

Voices winners 2021

Watch Voices 2021 award show

Download the PDF of all the Voices 2021 shortlist entries and winners

What is Voices.

Over the last five 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 a £100 prize, runner up prizes, books, vouchers.

This years theme

Every year there is a theme chosen by children and young people to write about – this year it is “What Makes Life Good”.  This could be anything from places you have been, things you have done, People who are important to you, things you like to do or anything else that you feel ‘Makes Life Good’ for you.

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.  

Get inspired 

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

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