National Stationery Week launches competition for schools

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National Stationery Week (20-26 April), the annual campaign to celebrate stationery and encourage handwriting, is asking children to put pen to paper for a nationwide writing competition.

 

Teachers who involve their pupils with the initiative for schools could win a huge stationery bundle for both the winning child and their classmates, with prizes coming from all seven National Stationery Week sponsors – Cross Pens, Derwent, Manuscript, Marple Stationery Supplies, Moleskine, Staples and uni-ball, as well as its two partners, Premier Stationery and VENT for Change.

 

To enter, children simply need to write a creative piece, no longer than 300 words, around the theme Pens on an adventure and submit them to the National Stationery Week team no later than 1 April 2020.

 

Fifty entries from across the UK will then be shortlisted for display at the London Stationery Show on 21 & 22 April, before a single winner and four runners up are chosen to scoop a stationery hamper and the creative writing crown.

 

There will be a selection of four judges involved in the campaign, each with their own speciality in handwriting, creativity and storytelling.

 

Rachel Smallman, owner of National Stationery Week, said: “Creative writing is a vital part of a child’s growth and we want National Stationery Week to be an inspiration to them.

 

“Each year, we run a children’s writing competition but this year’s prize is better than ever before with a great theme that will encourage creativity, fun and – of course – handwriting.”

 

Rachel concluded: “The team and I can’t wait to read the pupils’ best efforts, showing off their creative imaginations, which are always a joy to see in the written form!”

 

Schools wishing to get involved with the competition can sign-up here, where they can also make the most of extra free competition tools such as a story starter and printable stickers.

 

www.nationalstationeryweek.com

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