New Nationwide Writing Competition Launched by National Stationery Week

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The team behind National Stationery Week launched their nationwide writing competition for schools recently, with a range of prizes up for grabs for the winner and for four runners up.

As part of the lead-up to this year’s National Stationery Week taking place from April 20th to April 26th 2020, the team responsible for helping to run the annual event have announced their writing competition for schools across the country.

With support from National Stationery Week’s sponsors, the winning child, school and four runners up will be awarded stationery themed prizes put forward by Cross Pens, Derwent, Manuscript, Marple Stationery Supplies, Moleskine, Staples, uni-ball and NSW’s partners, Premier Stationery and VENT for Change.

Pens on an Adventure

The theme given for this year’s competition has been titled as ‘Pens on an Adventure’, with pupils needing to submit their most creative stories to be entered into the nationwide writing competition.

Guidelines given for entries are that each creative piece must be no longer than 300 words, be based on the theme of ‘Pens on an Adventure’ and are required to be submitted by no later than the 1st of April 2020.

50 entries taken from schools across the UK will then be shortlisted and displayed at this year’s London Stationery Show, of which thereafter, one winner of the competition will be crowned to win the main stationery hamper prize with four runners up also selected.

The competition will be adjudicated by a panel of four judges – each with their own experience and expertise in handwriting, creativity and storytelling.

A Writing Competition to Encourage Handwriting and Creativity

Owner of National Stationery Week, Rachel Smallman, spoke of how the writing competition has been created in order to fully showcase handwriting skills, along with a pupil’s creativity and imagination.

“Creative writing is a vital part of a child’s growth and we want National Stationery Week to be an inspiration to them.

Each year, we run a children’s writing competition but this year’s prize is better than ever before with a great theme that will encourage creativity, fun and of course, handwriting.”

She adds:

“The team and I can’t wait to read the pupils’ best efforts, showing off their creative imaginations, which are always a joy to see in the written form!”

Schools still wishing to get involved with National Stationery Week’s writing competition can sign up here, which also includes access to extra resources including a story starter and printable stickers.

To learn more about the upcoming National Stationery Week event, visit the website at

Sam Rose