David Walliams – Global Writing Competition

worlds-worst-childrenThe World’s Worst Children,a wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal collection of ten stories about ten delightfully dreadful children, David Walliams’ unique take on the classic cautionary tale. This momentous new addition to the David Walliams canon is illustrated in spectacular technicolour by the inimitable Tony Ross and published in a glorious hardback gift edition.

Are you ready to meet the World’s Worst Children?

From Dribbling Drew – a boy whose drool gets him into terrible trouble – to Sofia Sofa – a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one! – the uproariously funny cast of characters will delight David Walliams’ readers. As an extra special treat, fan favourite Raj even makes a hilarious appearance!

Well, now it’s your turn!

Welcome to the 11th World’s Worst Child Story Competition!

This competition is being launched to celebrate the release of David’s new book ‘The World’s Worst Children’.

This competition is open to all Stage 2-3 children • We would like children to write a story about the 11th World’s Worst Child, using the book ‘The World’s Worst Children’ for inspiration. •

Children in Year 3 or 4 should write a maximum of 250 words; children in Year 5 or 6 should write a maximum of 500 words.

HarperCollinsChildren’s Books have provided a pack of fun classroom resources based on the stories in The World’s Worst Children to help children explore the characters and themes. We have also provided a lesson plan with suggestions of how you can support your students to plan and develop their own World’s Worst Child character in preparation for writing their story.

Enter now!

Terms & Conditions apply, click here to read them in full.

The opening date for entries is 24th May 2016.The closing date for entries is 31st July 2016. No entries received after this date will be accepted.

What Matters? A Writing Competition for students in NSW and ACT schools in years 5-12


Each year the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney runs the annual What Matters? writing competition for students in NSW and ACT schools in years 5 to 12. Students are encouraged to write about issues that that are important to them including poverty; equality; the environment; disability; human rights; animal cruelty; bullying; the importance of family and community; tolerance – the list goes on.

The competition for 2015 has just opened, and closes on Wednesday 6 May.

For more details please see: www.whitlam.org/whatmatters

Switch Awards 2007: Energy Safety Week competition

The Switch Awards are open to all primary and secondary schools in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. Schools participating in any program or activity that engages their community in energy and the environment are eligible to enter. Winning schools will share in prizes worth $30,000, including two fully installed solar systems (each valued at $10,000). Schools that register their participation before 29 June could win a $100 or $200 early bird assistance grant. Entries close Monday 17 September.