How to enter Voices 2020

It’s time for Voices 2020, the creative writing competition for children in care and care leavers. It’s so easy to enter and you can find out how here!

Your entry can be a story, a poem, rap, or newspaper article a piece about your feelings, a diary entry… anything! As long as it is about ‘Dreams’  and is 500 words or less.

You could write about a dream you have had in the past, what your hopes and dreams are for the future or anything else you can think of to do with dreams. Fact or fiction, as long as it’s creative and from your mind, we want to read it.

There are four age categories: 

  • Primary School (up to 10)
  • Lower Secondary School (age 11-14) 
  • Upper Secondary School (age 15-17) and
  • Care Leavers  (age 18-25).

You can type your entry in the space on this form, or you can upload a word document, PDF, scan or a photo of your work. We need to be able to read it though, so please make sure your writing is clear.

The questions on the form with red stars are ones that you have to answer to enter.

If you have any questions about the competition or email or call Stephanie on 020 7239 7510.

So what are you waiting for?! Good luck! We can’t wait to read all your amazing entries! 


Thank you for entering Voices 2019. We hope you find it easy to send in your entry. Please let us know if you have any problems with the form at or call 020 7239 7510.

By submitting your entry to voices, you agree to allow us to publish your writing anonymously or with credit to you with your consent. For more information, see our Terms and Conditions 

To see how we use your data, please refer to the Voices Privacy Policy


If you are in care, leaving care or need help from Children’s Services, our Always Heard helpline  Advocates are here to help you.