Write Stuff

A writing competition for students of all ages, kindly sponsored by Julius Baer

Create a Character

Write a description of up to 300 words that breathes life into a character of your creation. Try to show your character in action during your scene and include some dialogue to reveal what they are like.


Sponsored by

Julius Bar

Primary Winners


Sinister Skills

By Gabriel Buchanan,
year 4, Notre Dame School
Read story


Snap That Girl

By Emily Gardner,
year 6, Blanchelande School
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Desolation

By Isla Savory,
year 6, The Ladies’ College
Read story

Intermediate Winners


A Writer's Obssesion

By Casper Bailey,
year 9, Elizabeth College
Read story


The Lawyer

By Francois Cloete,
year 9, Elizabeth College
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It's Just Life

By Owen Bonner-Morgan,
year 7, Elizabeth College
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Secondary Winners


Misunderstood

By Daniel Lilley,
year 10+, Elizabeth College
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Caitlin

By Rachel Quick,
year 10+, The Ladies’ College
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Supersonic

By Charlie Stevens,
year 10+, Elizabeth College
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  1. Primary

    Years 3/4/5/6

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  2. Intermediate

    Years 7/8/9

    Read stories


  3. Secondary

    Year 10 plus

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I Will Survive!

It was a hot summer's day, 4.00pm to be precise. Tom and his family were on a road trip through the jungle...

By Huxley Le Conte, year 7, Elizabeth College

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The Lawyer

“Would the defendant please take to the stand.” Quickly putting his hair comb back in his pocket, Robert entered the court-room...

By Francois Cloete, year 9, Elizabeth College

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Watching Courtney.

She stands still. Thin and pale with churning blue eyes that whisper in a beautiful, broken language...

By Maddy Pope , year 9, The Ladies’ College

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James Adams, before CHERUB

James 'Adams' Choke had a troubled school life and got bullied brutally by bigger kids.

By Ben Lanyon, year 8, St Sampson’s School

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The Set Up

Clive Page opened the oak wood door to see his Aunt Cath lying in a puddle of blood with stab wounds...

By Noah Evans, year 9, Elizabeth College

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Fantastic prizes

  1. First Prize
    (in each category)

    £50, the trophy and
    a certificate

  2. Second Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

  3. Third Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

All the winners will have their story illustrated on the website and the original illustration for you to keep.

Commended

All commended entrants will receive a certificate and a WriteStuff pencil.

Schools

Each school which is represented by entries will receive a copy of a book signed by our celebrity judge for their library.

Read the entries to our 2015 competition

The Suitcase


  1. Primary

    Up to age 11
    Years 3/4/5/6

    Read stories

  2. Intermediate

    Up to age 14
    Years 7/8/9

    Read stories

  3. Secondary

    Age 15 and over
    Years 10+

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