A Wander In The Woods 2023 |
Creative Writing Contest


A Wander In The Woods 2023 Video

There's nothing better than a campfire tale, so we're inviting your child to craft their own story inspired by a walk in the woods. From fantastical, imaginary tales to real-life events, from supernatural stories to recounts of well-known legends, there's no shortage of inspiration to get their creativity flowing! 

Perfect for 6-13 year-olds, there are loads of FREE online resources to download to inspire them and help them get writing including:

🌲 Example stories from previous contest winners

🍄 Story mountain to help your young writer plan their mini saga

 🌲 Information guide

🍄 Word Doc entry form for paperless submission

So if you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a delightful surprise as your child develops into a confident writer. We can't wait to read their story!

Entries need to be received by December 22, 2023.



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 student prizes.

  • Story starters are optional but if used must be included in your child's word count.

  • 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.

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


A Wander In The Woods 2023 Prize

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


Every entrant receives a bookmark.
A certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication!

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in Nov-Dec 2023 and independent entrants are eligible to win. Goody bag contents may differ from those in the photo.)


Closing Date: December 22, 2023