Crazy Creatures 2024 |
Creative Writing Contest


Crazy Creatures 2024 Video

There's nothing more fascinating than a child's imagination, and with Crazy Creatures your child can let their imagination roam free as they design and create their very own monster and then write a mini saga, a story told in up to 100 words.

The 100-word limit will take away the fear of longer story writing and allow your child to focus on their monster character and get straight to the action!

From a cute fluffball with a nasty bite to a giant monstrosity who just wants to make friends, the possibilities are endless and your child can have fun whilst putting the writing skills and techniques they've learnt in school into practice.

Benefits of entering:

😈 Free to enter

🐉 Colourful graphic organizer to engage your child

👾 Gives your child a purpose for their writing

👻 Opportunity to be published in a real book

👽 Bookmark for every entrant

The FREE resources will help to inspire your child and turn them into a confident writer. Downloadable resources include:

🌟 Example stories from past winners so your child can see what a good one looks like

🌟 Fortune teller idea generator to give some story prompts

🌟 Story mountain to help with planning

Make sure you download yours today!

Your child is going to be buzzing with excitement as they invent their crazy creature, we can't wait to read their amazing story!

Crazy Creatures is ideal for 6-13 year-olds but children outside this age range are welcome to enter the contest.

How To Enter

Email your child's entry along with their, name and full address to: [email protected]


Upload their entry at or use the link below.


Post your child's entry along with their, name and full address to:

Young Writers - Crazy Creatures

11 Walnut Street

Unit 11

Peabody, MA, 01960

Closing Date: May 24, 2024



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit.

  • If a story starter/ending is used, it must be included in the 100-word limit.

  • Your child's entry must include their name, age and full home address.

  • Your child's entry must be their own original work.

  • Your child's entry can be submitted on the entry form or a sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or the Word Doc Entry Form)

  • US entrants only.

  • Free to enter.

  • Copyright remains with the author

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Crazy Creatures 2024 Prize

Our 3 favourite published writers will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a bookmark, and we award a certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received April - May 2024. Independent entrants are eligible for student prizes. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ.)

Closing Date: May 24, 2024