For several years, Explore Horizons has been inspiring children to write, from the young authors in the making to those a little more reluctant. This year, the Young Writers’ Award theme is all about the heroes that are all around us – from firefighters and paramedics to teachers and parents. From January 16th to April 1st 2018, our competition gives children an opportunity to see the great reward in the magic of their own short story writing.
If you’re looking for ways to build a love of writing in your child or in your class, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Young Writers’ Award is an annual, short-story writing competition which aims to discover the most talented young authors in North Texas. Students between the ages of 5 and 14 are invited to write a story of no more than 500 words on a given theme, to be judged by this year’s judge and children’s’ author Tani Lamb. Previous judges have include Polly Holyoke, Plano-based author of the Texas Bluebonnet listed ‘The Neptune Project’, Lauren Child, award-winning author of the ‘Charlie and Lola’ books, and Cressida Cowell, best-selling author of the popular ‘How to Train your Dragon’ books.
At Explore Horizons, they believe that finding the fun in writing is essential to developing the confidence and motivation to become a skilled and fearless writer.
As part of the 5th annual Young Writers’ Awards, they will be visiting elementary and middle schools across Dallas / Fort Worth, to deliver engaging writing workshops and show students just how exciting writing can be.
The FREE writing workshops and assemblies are available exclusively to schools near our education centers. The events are designed to develop creative writing skills, inspiring students to find pleasure in producing their own extended writing pieces, which can be entered into the Young Writers’ Awards. Whether your students need stretching beyond the state curriculum, are lacking in motivation, or are finding writing challenging, our events are the ideal way to get their creative juices flowing.
Please note, although they aren’t able to provide story-writing workshops for every school, they are happy to provide all interested schools with entry forms.
**Website for more information, to enter your story, book a school workshop, or download free writing resources: https://www.explore-horizons.com/schools/young-writers-awards
**Specific calls to action can all be done from the main website listed here, but they primarily want teachers to book creative writing workshops in their schools and we want students to enter the competition either online or by mailing in.
This is a sponsored post from Explore Horizons. All opinions are ours.
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