Unsolved 2023 |
Creative Writing Contest

Middle & High

Unsolved 2023 Video

You're invited into the thrilling world of crime and mystery writing...

There are 8 story starters you can use to get ideas flowing... will you choose to solve a crime, write from the viewpoint of the wrongly accused, or serve justice!  

Get started with this thrilling writing activity by checking out the story starters in the download section below, you'll also find more inspiration on the entry form. 

Once you've written your mini saga (story told in just 100 words), you can either email it to us at [email protected] or upload below. 

We can't wait to read your crime or mystery-inspired short story! 



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Entries must be your own original work.

  • Mini sagas can be submitted on the entry form or a sheet of paper or typed.

  • 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.

  • Your name and age should be included on your entry.

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


Our 3 favorite writers each win a $50 and a trophy!

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

Closing Date: June 16, 2023