Crazy Creatures 2022 |
Creative Writing Contest

Elementary School

Crazy Creatures 2022 Video

Inspire your students to get writing today...

with Crazy Creatures where they create their own story character!

Crazy Creatures is fun, engaging and imaginative! Your students create their creature which could be wacky, practical, futuristic, alien-like, inspired by interests, etc.

Their crazy creature then stars in their mini saga, a story told in just 100 words!

The 100-word limit removes the fear of getting something wrong, helps pique less confident or reluctant writers' interest & can be completed in one lesson.

Remember, if you'd like to go paperless, visit Online Writing Portal where your students type their work during a lesson or for homework. Please visit the link above for further info & contact us if you need an account creating for your school.

We also have the presentation that complements the lesson plan available in Google slides here!

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

  • Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries altogether where possible!

  • Your students' entries must be their own work.

  • Mini sagas can be submitted on the entry form or a sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or using the Online Writing Portal)

  • Each student's name, age and school name should be included on their entry.

  • 100-word limit for mini sagas (excluding the title).

  • Entries submitted must be on the contest theme of crazy creatures.

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

For Schools

The Young Writers’ Award Of Excellence for the school with the best set of entries.

Every school who has students published receives a complimentary copy of the book their students feature in.

For Students

Our 3 x favorite writers each win a creative writing goody bag.

Every entrant receives a bookmark and every published student receives a certificate of merit.


Here are the ways you can enter digitally - please choose one:

Send your entries by uploading them:

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Use the Online Writing Portal if you want your students to type their work during a lesson or for homework.

Writing Portal

Email Entries

Alternatively, you can submit your entries via Google Docs - please make sure that we have permission to access and download the files.

By Mail

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

Young Writers Crazy Creatures 2022
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

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Young Writers
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

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Closing Date: December 23, 2022