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Creative Writing Contest

Middle & High

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Enthral imaginations with creative writing as young writers create their own mini saga!

'Unsolved' invites your young writer to write a mini saga (a story told in just 100 words) inspired by the crime & mystery genre.

Will they fight for justice? Take on the role of detective in an enthralling whodunit? Or embark on an adventure as a fugitive?

There's a fun 1-minute video to introduce your young writer to the activity too - and why not use the weekly writing tips we publish on here and social media to help inspire them?

There's also a handy guide to entering that you can download to help to make taking part easy. We can't wait to read your young writer's mini saga!



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Your name, age and address must be included with your entry.

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

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

  • Your mini saga must be inspired by the crime & mystery genre.

  • Your entry must be your own work.

  • Your mini saga can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for student prizes.

  • Independent entrants must have a USA residential address to enter.

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


Unsolved Prize

Our favorite 3 published writers each receive a trophy and $100!

(Winners are chosen from entries received in Oct-Nov 2021.)


A bookmark for every entrant and writers chosen for publication are awarded a certificate of merit.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021