The Royal Mint Museum’s popular short story competition is set to return for the third year running – and this time it will explore the theme of ‘Crossing Continents’ to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush.
Pupils are invited to enter a short story of no more than 500 words. The competition is open to those aged 8–11, and the chosen submission will win £5,000 of vouchers for the author’s school library from Peters (see terms and conditions).
- Win £5,000 of school library books from Peters.
- Onjali Q. Raúf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, will choose the winning story.
- The winning story will be illustrated by Chanté Timothy.
- Runner up and highly commended prizes will also be awarded.
The winning entry will be chosen by multi award-winning children’s author and refugee human rights activist Onjali Q. Raúf. Artist and designer Chanté Timothy, illustrator of children’s books such as Daddy Do My Hair: Beth’s Twists by Tola Okogwu and Legacies by The Black Curriculum, will illustrate the winning story.
To ensure that the competition is accessible to all, entries will be accepted in any language.
The competition is open from February 20th to March 31st, 2023, and January will see the launch of the inspiration section on the Royal Mint Museum’s website, featuring videos, images and downloadable teaching resources. Resources for educators supporting vulnerable pupils will also be available.