Ridiculous Writers |
Creative Writing Contest


Ridiculous Writers Video

Introduce your child to the weird and wonderful world of Ridiculous Writers, the latest contest from Young Writers designed to delight and engage! 

They will love the fun of creating wacky characters using the activity sheet or coming up with their own crazy ideas. It's sure to create excitement which will translate into their writing, resulting in an imaginative, creative story!

Benefits of Taking Part

😀 Free to enter
🧙 Chance for your child to be published
👻 100-word limit takes away the fear of long-form writing
🍪 Example stories from past winners to help inspire your child
🦄 Bookmark for all entrants
🏈 Certificate of Merit for every child chosen for publication
🍦 This contest is ideal for 6-13 year-olds, but children outside that age range are welcome to enter. 

Download the graphic organizer which will help your child to plan and write their story, and turn them into an engaged, confident writer today!

How To Enter

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


Upload their entry at www.youngwritersusa.com/individual-entry or use the link below.


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

Young Writers - Ridiculous Writers
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

Entries need to be received by February 23, 2024.



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Please include your child's name, age and full address on their entry.

  • The mini saga must be told in no more than 100 words (the title isn't included in this).

  • Independent entries are eligible for the student prize.

  • The mini saga can be on the entry form or a sheet of paper or typed.

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

  • 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.


Ridiculous Writers Prize

Our favorite writer will win a fantastic creative writing goody bag, a trophy and a GIF of their crazy creation!

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

(The school & student winners will be chosen from the entries received Jan-Feb 2024 and prizes awarded the following semester. Independent entrants are eligible to win.)

Closing Date: March 01, 2024