Calling Northern Ireland teachers! Can you write around the subject of Peace?

Take part in the Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition

What images, emotions or memories come to mind when you think of the word ‘Peace’? Have a go at capturing its meaning for the 2017 teachers' competition and become part of the Commonwealth’s rich storytelling heritage. The prize for the winning entry is a virtual writing masterclass with author and Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, Myra Zepf. British Council certificates will be awarded for second place, third place and commended entries, and all top stories will be published on the Schools Online website..

The best entry from Northern Ireland will have the chance to attend the prize-giving at Peace and Beyond, an international conference taking place in Belfast in April 2018 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

The deadline for entries is 09:00 GMT on 12 February 2018 and the winner will be notified by the first week of March. 

 

 

How to enter

Your story must be written for children and set in Northern Ireland. Make sure you adhere to the competition rules and submit your story via the online form. 

The deadline for entries is 09:00 GMT on 12 February 2018 and the winner will be notified by the first week of March. 

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How to write a children's story

Author and Children's Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, Myra Zepf offers a wealth of suggestions on how to make your story stand out as well as practical writing tips. From bringing fictional characters to life to creating a sense of progress as you write, their top tips are just what you need to help get those creative juices flowing.  

You can find Myra's tips here

For even more inspiration, take a look at last year’s top stories.

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