The Canterbury Tales’ Writing Competition

The Chaucer Heritage Trust are hosting a writing competition, celebrating Canterbury and Chaucer!

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To celebrate ‘The Canterbury Tales’, The Chaucer Heritage Trust are hosting a writing competition for all children around the UK aged 5-19, getting young people involved and creative. Reflecting the history of Canterbury, the competition allows children to re-imagine the ‘The Canterbury Tales’ in their own way and form.

Through this years theme of ‘Magic and Trickery’ children can write poems, stories of descriptive pieces to share their creativity or celebrate their home town! Whether you fancy writing a short tale about a trick, a poem about something magical or get creative by imagining a magical place, there’s opportunities for everyone and every level.

There are 9 prizes in total, and even prizes for schools involved! Ages are split up into 3 groups: 5-10, 11-14 and 15-19. The winners in each category win £300, with runners up receiving £150 and £100 for second and third place.

This competition is a great way to think outside the box and create a magical journey! Whether it’s to gain work experience, try a new activity or just a bit of fun, this competition allows you be express you style and originality.

To find out more, check out The Chaucer Heritage Trust’s website:

You can also submit your amazing work here:

This opportunity is open until 31st January 2019, so get writing!

Chloe Walker

Special Guest

I'm a second year Journalism student at Canterbury College with an interest in Fashion, Arts and Business.