Voices of children in care
Voices is a one of a kind platform for children and young people in the care system to have their voices heard and celebrated and to express themselves creatively through the written word. Young people could win up to £100 in shopping vouchers. Shortlisted entries are also showcased on a special app featuring writing from children in care.
The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Growing Up’ and was chosen by young people who took part in the competition last year. Entries can be in any written form including poems, short stories, raps or newspaper articles, with a 500-word limit. There are four age categories: primary school, lower secondary school (age 11-14), upper secondary school (age 15-18) and care leavers (age 19-25). Entries will be judged by a panel of high-profile authors, poets and presenters, due to be announced soon.
Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice said, “We are delighted to launch our Voices competition for the fourth year running and can’t wait to see children and young people’s amazing entries. We are continually inspired by the talent of the young people, their creativity is immense and we hope their stories improve understanding of their experiences.”
Source: Corum Voice