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Our editors are currently reading all the mini sagas and contact schools with the results.

The prize winners will be announced at the end of April 2020

Here's what teachers thought to the Survival Sagas - Mission Catastrophe contest…

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  • Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details

  • Stories can be on the entry form or A4 sheet of paper

  • Stories must be your students' own work

  • Ensure that all student include their name and age on their entries



For Schools

The school who submits the best set of entries will win the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

For students

The best writer will win an Apple iPad and a trophy!

3 X Runners-up will each win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Bookmark for every entrant!

Apple iPad

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The Young Writer's Award of Excellence
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How To Enter

  • Ask students to write their mini saga, ensuring their name, last name and age are included on the entry form. Alternatively, entries can be typed and submitted by upload or email.

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    Young Writers
    Mission Contamination
    77 Walnut Street
    Unit 11
    Peabody, MA 01960

  • Alternatively, you can upload work to Online Entries



To download the contest pack, including Full Contest Information, Student Entry Forms, Lesson Plans, and more…please fill in the form below.


Resources Downloads

Full Online Contest Pack
Teacher Folder
Student Planning Sheet/Entry Form
School Entry Form
Lesson Plan
PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation PDF
Story Starter Cards

Submit Entries

Ask each student to write their mini saga. Type or scan their work, then do one of the following:

Or mail them to:

Young Writers
Mission Contamination
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody, MA 01960