Integer |
Creative Writing Contest

Middle & High School

Integer Video

Add a buzzing around writing with Integer...

... inspire stories using numbers to engage your students today!

Numbers are everywhere, from our cells and watches to calendars, prices, temperature...

The exciting resources include visual & story prompts to help your students get writing & the 100-word limit removes the fear of getting something wrong and helps reluctant writers get started as less daunting than extended writing.

The online resources offer a lesson plan, tips & techniques for story writing so you can create an immersive unit or use it as a stand-alone lesson. The student info guide, video, and worksheet also make this a great independent learning activity. There's a PowerPoint presentation or use the Google Slide version instead!

There’s a fun video that introduces your students to the activity in just 1 minute! It’s guaranteed to create excitement, banish boredom, and lets you enjoy seeing your whole class engaged!

This exciting contest is ideal for students aged 10-18, but any student aged 5-18 is welcome to enter.

Remember to check the How to Enter tab for ways to send your entries, including paperless green options. It's free to enter so get involved today!

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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!

  • Entries must be the students' own original 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)

  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit (the title is not included in the word limit).

  • If a story starter/ending is used, it must be included in the 100-word limit.

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

  • Mini sagas must be inspired by a number.

  • This exciting contest is ideal for students aged 10-18, but any student aged 5-18 is welcome to enter.

  • Free to enter.

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 that submits the best set of entries in 2023.

Every participating school receives a complimentary copy of the book their students feature in too!

For Students

Our 3 favorite writers each win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Plus every entrant receives a bookmark. Students chosen for publication also receive a certificate of merit!

(Winners are chosen from entries received in Jan-Mar 2023).


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 Integer
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: March 31, 2023