Encouraging children to dabble in creative writing
EVERY two years, Cambridge English For Life (CEFL) hosts a contest that allows kids to exercise their English skills in a fun and competitive way. This year, it is the Postcard Story Contest.
The number of entries submitted shows how genuinely kids were encouraged to join the contest.
Commenting about her two daughters, one mother says, “They enjoyed writing so much that I had to tell them to stop as they were submitting too many entries.”
The excitement continues as the contestants await the announcement of the winners.
The challenge was to write a story in 100 words or less with the theme Humour Me, Scare Me, or Inspire Me. Hundreds of kids entered the contest via Facebook with their entertaining, frightening and heart-warming original stories.
Among the pile of entries was an overwhelming number of creepy, gory and haunting stories that most often ended in “...and then I woke up!”
There were many inspiring stories that encouraged readers to reach for their dreams, never give up and appreciate the ones whom they love. There were also several delightfully funny stories that had the judges chuckling.
A panel of academic judges has selected 15 finalists based on the content. Additionally, the Most Popular Award will be given to a participant based on the thousands of votes received on Facebook.
All finalists will present their stories on stage at Atria Shopping Gallery from 11am to 3pm on July 9. The winners will be announced for each age category. Plus, free gifts are available for everyone who attends.
Come and join the fun. All
Date Time Venue
Cambridge English For Life's Postcard Story Contest encourages children to exercise creativity in writing.
: July 9
: 11am to 3pm : Atria Shopping Gallery – ground floor, Centre Court