Take part in the Bedrock Young Authors writing competition

Galileo Topic book coverMuhammad Ali Bedrock topic cover
Everest the Great Climb Bedrock topic coverJason and the Golden Fleece Bedrock book cover

Be part of Bedrock's Young Authors competition and take us on a journey...

Are you a budding author? This competition is for you. Write a 200 word short story on the theme of "Journeys". Your story can be fiction or non-fiction, or you can enter both categories for your age range!

Entries close on January 12th and winners will be announced on February 1st!

Explore the categories

The theme for all categories is "Journeys". Learners can only enter categories for their age bracket.

We have categories for both Fiction and Non-fiction for KS2, KS3 and KS4!

Download our categories poster, with writing prompts, here.

Learners can enter as many times as they like, as long as the stories are different each time. They can even enter both the fiction and non-fiction category for their age bracket.


How to enter

Entries must be submitted by teachers, parents or guardians.

Each learner can enter as many stories as they like to both categories for their age bracket.

Use the website submission form below to send us your stories.

Only one file can be uploaded for each form submitted. If you have multiple entries to submit, compress them into a .zip file to upload them together. Please enter each story through a separate entry form (document), even if they’re written by the same learner.


What can you win?

The winner of each category will have their story featured in the digital Library on the Bedrock Learning platform, a £250 book voucher for their school and a Bedrock Goodie Bag!

Runners up in each category will receive a £100 book voucher for their school and a Bedrock Goodie Bag.


Inspire your learners

Get your learners' creative juices flowing with our downloadable classroom posters!

Let your class know about the brilliant prizes that are up for grabs and help them get their stories started with our writing prompts.


Download our lesson plans

We've put together some brilliant lesson plans for you to use! Take your learners through a Plan, Do, Review process and by the end, they will have written their competition entry.



Customise the lesson powerpoints to suit your class!


Please use one form per story, even if there are multiple stories submitted by a single learner. Fill in all of the information on the entry form - entries without all of the required information may not be counted.