Creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers

The children's charity Corum Voice are currently running their annual creative writing competition for children in care and care leavers.

The competition, now in its fourth year, is called 'Voices' and it is dedicated to amplifying the voices of children in care and care leavers by giving them a platform to write and be heard in a creative and expressive way.

This year’s theme is ‘Growing Up’, and children in care and care leavers are invited to write any piece on this under 500 words. This can be anything from a short story, poem, rap or song.

Entries can be submitted until 10 February 2019 and there are four age categories:

  • Primary School
  • Lower Secondary (11-14)
  • Upper Secondary (15-18)
  • Care Leavers

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony and have their writing published in a special book which will showcase their talent and achievements.

Last year was an incredible success and just last week, two of the 2018 competition runners up were presented to the Queen and had the opportunity to read their pieces aloud at the event.

You can find out more on this year’s Voices competition at

They have an impressive list of judges this year including high profile writers, poets and presenters and hopefully we can showcase the stars we have within Wirral.