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Explore Learning – National Young Writers Competition

The National Young Writers’ Awards returns with a bang as best-selling children’s author David Walliams is this year’s judge. The competition, organised by Explore Learning has been running for ten years and has inspired hundreds of thousands of children across the UK to put pen to paper.

The competition is open to all children aged 4 -14 and this year’s theme is ‘Heroes’. Children are invited to write a 500 word story all about a hero, this could be an every day hero or a superhero!

The winner will be surprised at a school assembly by David Walliams who will present them with their trophy, a trip to Disneyland Paris for their family and £500 of books for their school!

David says: “It is a real privilege to be named judge for this year’s National Young Writers’ Awards and I am so looking forward to reading what the brilliant brains of our country’s children come up with. To write is such a wonderful, creative outlet for people of all ages and competitions just like this one are a fantastic way of encouraging kids across the UK to take the leap and release their inner authors!”

Pick up an entry form from your local Explore Learning centre and then simply return the completed entry before Sunday 29th April.

Or enter online at