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The WriteStuff Competition

A Writing Competition for students kindly sponsored by Julius Baer

The WriteStuff Competition is now live and will run through to Friday 24 March. The Competition has become an integral part of the Guernsey Literary Festival and a chance for aspiring young authors to see their work published and illustrated. 

The WriteStuff Competition is kindly sponsored by Julius Baer and prizes will be awarded during the Festival. All participants whose stories are published will receive a certificate and a WriteStuff pencil. The full details of the fantastic prizes for our nine winners can be found on the website.

A 300-word writing challenge, the categories cover Primary (Years 3/4/5/6) Intermediate (Years 7/8/9) and Secondary (Year 10 plus) providing an opportunity for pupils to compose a short story.

Winners’ stories will be professionally illustrated by Rob Sweeney and published in full in May on the Write Stuff website but with a small snippet loaded within a matter of days after submission. 

The Literary Festival has been delighted at the year on year rise in both the number of entries and the quality of submissions. It would be fantastic for the Festival and for schools to see a record number of entries for the 2017 Festival, with all schools in the Bailiwick of Guernsey represented.

We very much hope that your children, whatever their age, will take part. You can find out all the information you need, including this year’s challenge, on our website: