Stuck-In Award for Creative Writing, ages 12-14

The Stuck-In Prize for Creative Writing

Amaze us with your brilliance. Tell us what’s on your mind.

The ability to find possibilities, no matter the difficulties, is what Stuck-In is all about. We believe the ability to meet challenge with creativity is a gift young people bring to a world which needs new solutions, now.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The topic of this prize is: Using Creativity for Change
  • You may submit a short story, poem, song, essay, rap or spoken, filmed piece
  • It may not exceed 1000 words
  • We are looking for a response which best reflects the topic.
  • Your submission can be typed, written neatly and scanned or recorded.
  • Do your best with spelling but it doesn’t have to be perfect – we just want to read something inspiring, positive and creative
  • This competition will close after the first 200 entries have been received

The winner will receive:

  • £50
  • Publication on our website and socials
  • 1:1 critique with an Oxford English graduate

There will be one runner-up in this competition. The runner-up will receive:

  • A 1-1 feedback session on their story and have their story published on our website.

Terms and conditions: This competition is for UK residents aged 12-14 only. Because we will publish your story and use your name on our website, a parent, guardian or teacher must provide their contact details on the submission form. This work should be your own and not have won any competitions elsewhere. Thank you so much for writing for Stuck-In – we can’t wait to read your work!!!


Entries have a suggested £5 donation to our wonderful charities. Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 18 by 15 March 2021. You may enter more than once, and work produced for GCSE and A-Level is welcome. Only winning entries and runners up will receive feedback. We may feature your work on our website and socials to keep an eye out!