Voices, the national writing competition for children in care and care leavers, is back in 2018!
Young people are invited to write up to 500 words on 'Who or What Makes You Proud', with the competition being open to four categories. These are: Primary, Lower Secondary (11-14), Upper Secondary (15-18) and Care Leavers. The competition is open until 8 February 2018, with prizes including shopping vouchers of up to £100 and tablets. Shortlisted writing will also be published in a book!
You can write about anyone or anything that makes you feel proud, such as how you've coped with moving to a new placement or changing school. Perhaps you’re proud of a family member or friend, or because you've started a job or found a new hobby, or made any other type of new start. Did your foster carer, residential worker, social worker, teachers, or friends help you? Tell us all about it, in whatever written form that works best for you. It could be a poem, a rap, short story, newspaper article – anything, just so long as it’s your original work.
Your entry will be read by a panel of judges including well-known authors and journalists who have a special interest in the care system or experience themselves of being in care. Winning entries will be published online.
So, what are you waiting for? Get writing!
Find out more about the competition on the Coram Voice website