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Inspiring families with fresh thinking on parenting

Yano — Inspiring families with fresh thinking on parenting

Yano Childrens's Creative Writing Competition 2012

The Competition

Unleash your child’s vivid imagination and encourage them to write a fantastical poem or a story of their own, entitled ‘My Most Amazing Adventure Ever‘.

The competition has been extended to; 16th November 2012!

We want to encourage parents and carers to develop poems and stories together with their children. It’s a wonderful way to connect with your child and ignite their natural enthusiasm for creating incredible written work of their own. We have three entry age groups; 4 to 5 year-olds, 6 to 7 year-olds and 8 to 9 year-olds. Plus there are some fabulous prizes to be won too!

Each category winner will win £100 worth Of book vouchers from Blackwell Booksellers plus a bundle of  fantastic books from Parragon Books including some signed-by-author. One overall winner will also receive a £500 voucher to spend on a family break, courtesy of LateRooms.com – the experts on travel.

How to enter

Type out a copy of your child’s story or poem and print on to A4 paper. Then download the entry form from our How To Enter page. Post the completed entry form and the story to the address shown at the bottom of the page or email to; info@yano.co.uk.  You can also pick up an entry form by visiting one of our partners listed on this page.

Getting started

Encourage your child to think of their own characters, places or planets. The world and beyond is their oyster. The title is ‘My Most Amazing Adventure Ever’ and it can be about anything and anybody they want. The written work can be as short as you like but no longer than 1500 words please. See our useful writing tips for parents for more inspiration.

Our judging panel

Children’s book author’s Helen Cooper of Pumkin Soup fame and Kristina Stephenson, the creator of the Sir Charlie Stinky Socks stories. Claire Steele, a creative writing tutor and judge of the Guardian First Book Prize for six years. Nii Parkes a poet, writer and curator specialising in children’s workshops plus Melanie Goose, Editor of Yano.

As Nii Parkes says ‘Making sure that reading is a pleasure can be a lifelong task, but if you get it right from a young age your child can have a life filled with discovery and fun.’