Grrrl Power Writing Competition

Do you have what it takes to become the next JK Rowling, the next Matt Haig, the next Jacqueline Wilson or even the next Roald Dahl? You might do – and you just don't know until you try...

Our Grrrl Power Writing Competition is back again for 2020 for girls and boys in Years 4-6.

We want you to write a story, a piece of prose or a poem from your own imagination, using all the skills and techniques you have learnt at school. It could be exciting, moving, funny or thought-provoking – or all of these things! All we ask is that it has a strong female character somewhere in it (that's why we called it Grrrl Power!). Your female character could be the story’s heroine, a good friend, a helpful stranger, a trouble maker or just a normal girl who is a little bit of all of these things! So why not give it a go?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a special writing workshop and the winners’ words will be typeset and illustrated by a professional illustrator giving you a piece of your own work to treasure for life.

The Grrrl Power Writing Competition is open to girls and boys in Years 4–6 and involves writing a story of a maximum of 500 words (writing can be much shorter but must not be more than 500 words). All entries will be judged in their own age categories.

You can submit your entry online by filling out the form below or alternatively send to:

Grrrl Power Writing Competition
English Department
The Queen’s Senior School
City Walls Road
Chester CH1 2NN

Deadline 1 May 2020

Please include your name, date of birth, school and contact details on all entries.

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For more information about visiting the school for a tour or taster day please contact our Admissions Manager on 01244 312078 or email

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