Ridiculous Writers |
Creative Writing Contest

Elementary School

Ridiculous Writers Video

Bring your classroom bursting to life with ideas, imagination and laughter!

Create crazy combos to ignite the desire to write...

Would you love to have your whole school buzzing about writing?

Imagine classrooms full of enthusiastic students creating tall tales packed full of originality as they dream of being the next Jeff Kinney or Katherine Applegate...

Ridiculous Writers, the latest fantastic contest from Young Writers, will do just that! Download all of the amazing, FREE resources here and get your students excited to write.

You can go paperless if you prefer, why not use the Online Writing Portal where your students type their mini saga during a lesson, you then submit it to the contest. Simply sign in to your school account 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!

  • Ask your students to write/type their poem, ensuring their name, age and school name are included.

  • To enter as a school the teacher needs to send the work to us.

  • Mini sagas can be on the entry form or handwritten on a sheet of paper or typed in Word / Online Writing Portal.

  • Your students' work must be their own!

  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit. The title isn't included in this.

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!


Every participating school receives a free copy of the book their students feature in.

For Students

Our favorite published writer wins Jenni Harrison's (Managing Editor) height in books... that's 1.67 meters! Plus a trophy and a gif of their crazy creation!


Every entrant receives a bookmark and a certificate of merit is awarded for all young writers chosen for publication.


Send your entries by uploading them:

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Enter through our student writing portal:

Writing Portal

Alternatively, you can email your entries to [email protected].

By Mail

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

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

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Get In Touch

Young Writers
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

[email protected]


Closing Date: October 29, 2021