Young People's Zone

How to enter Voices 2019

It's time for Voices 2019. 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 – anything - as long as it is  about ‘Growing Up’  and is 500 words or less. You could write about your experience of growing up so far, how you feel that you’ve changed or grown, or what you hope for the future. Perhaps you've got some advice for a younger version of yourself, now that you're getting a bit older and more experienced.

There are four age categories: primary school, lower secondary school (age 11-14), upper secondary school (age 15-18) and care leavers (age 19-25).

You can type  your entry in the space on this form, or you can upload  a scan or 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.

Please contact Ellie Mindel at Coram Voice if you have any questions about the competition.  Her email address is and her phone number is 0207 239 7510.

Good luck! We can’t wait to read all your amazing entries!

So what are you waiting for?!

Your details
We need your email so we can get in touch about your entry.
Please give us the best telephone number for us to contact you on. If you are under 18, please give us a social worker contact (see below)
We ask your gender for monitoring purpose.
Please tell us the region or town or city where you live.
Please select an option from the drop-down list.
Please tell us where you heard about Voices 2017 if not listed above.
Please type in the title of your entry here
For example, if English is a second language, or if you have a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.
The text box will get bigger to fit your writing.
Don't forget to 'Upload' and 'Submit' after choosing your file.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt.

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 7520 0329.

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

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