The Incredible Diary Of... |
Creative Writing Contest

Elementary School

The Incredible Diary Of... Video

This exciting activity is perfect for children to write based on a real or imaginary event!

Who or what will inspire your students' diary entries?

The Incredible Diary of is ready to get your class motivated & inspired to write! The theme is open making it easy to adapt this to a creative challenge or easily tailor the resources to your students' current learning.

Your students can practise their personal narrative skills or get creative and write an imaginary diary entry in just 100 words! From their idols or favorite day to a person from history or an object’s point of view, there are so many ideas to inspire original writing from a real or imaginary event.

The colorful graphic organizers make it simple to plan and write a mini saga, including a space for notes & top tips on what makes a great diary entry. The 100-word count removes the fear of writing, making sure even the most reluctant writers can get involved to receive their bookmark.

There are lots of resources to help your students get writing including examples, a lesson plan & PowerPoint (or use the Google Slides version instead!). We look forward to reading your students' work!

Ideal for 6-13 year-olds.

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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!

  • Ask your students to write their diaries (or an adult can scribe/type it), ensuring their name, age and school name are included.

  • Diaries can be on the entry form or sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or in the Online Writing Portal).

  • Students' diaries must be their own work!

  • Open to 6-13 year-olds.

  • 100-word limit.

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 will be awarded to the school who submits the best set of entries.


Every school receives a free copy of the book their students are featured in!

For Students

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


Every entrant receives a bookmark for taking part. Students chosen for publication also receive a certificate.


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 The Incredible Diary Of...
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

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77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

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Closing Date: June 16, 2023