Young People's Zone

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We are excited to announce that Voices, our creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers will return for 2019! 

We will be open for entries from 10 December 2018 and closing on 10 February 2019.

Sign up to our Voices newsletter to be the first to hear more and discover more about the competition below.


Voices national writing competition


Voices is an annual creative writing competition, launched in 2016 to mark Coram Voice’s 40th anniversary and in honour of our founder, Gwen James, who died in 2015.

A platform for the voices of children in and around the care system, the competition promotes a positive image by showcasing young people’s creativity and improving understanding of their experiences.

The theme for 2018's competition was 'Who or What Makes You Proud' and prizes included a tablet device and up to £100 in shopping vouchers. Shortlisted entries are also showcased on a special app featuring writing from children in care.

Read our Voices 2018 winners and shortlisted entries here

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