Writing competition for care leavers and children in care launched

Coram Voices wants young people to submit pieces on what makes them happy

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Looked-after children and care leavers can share what makes them happy in Coram Voice’s writing competition.

Care leavers and young people in care can write up to 1,000 words for the competition, which launched today, in any format, including a short story, poem or newspaper article. The story can be about who makes them happy, or what the important people in their life could do to make them happier.

The competition will run through December and January, closing midnight 8 February, and it will be judged by a panel that includes authors Jenny Molloy and Lisa Cherry, and the poet Dreadlockalien. The competition will be grouped by age into primary school, secondary school and care leaver categories.

A winner from each age group will win a £100 voucher, while the runners-up will win £50 vouchers. Those who make it to the top 18 shortlist will win £10 book vouchers.

More details about how to enter the competition are available on the Coram Voice website.

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