Writing competition

Any changes, any length – anything goes!

of Ross Welford’s Writing Competition 2019-20

The winner of this years competition is:


by Eitan Loo, and his friends Aditya and Abdul

from the British School, Kuala Lumpur

Ross commented: “I loved reading all of the entries for this year’s competition. They ranged from the very short and punchy to longer, more thoughtful tales. “Time Heist” was one of the longer ones, and it was fun and interesting throughout.

The three co-authors put so much time and effort into creating a plot with funny characters and original ideas. Well done Eitan, Aditya and Abdul!”

Runners Up

ALEXIS ATENYAM, Norbury Hall Primary School, Stockport.  “Lola’s Lost Voice”

KIMBERLEIGH CHEW, Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur  “A Sniff Of Algebra”

SOFI PANGALOS, St Faith’s School, Cambridge  “Grunt The Aardvark”

The Competition

Any changes, any length – anything goes!

Ross will read every entry and decide on a winner.

The winner will receive a complete set of SIGNED AND PERSONALISED copies of Ross’s books.

The winner’s school will receive TWENTY (maybe more!) brand new books for the school library.

Please send entries – typed or scanned –  to rosswelford@mac.com with Rewriting Competition in the subject line.

Hard copies (typed, printed, hand-written, carved) to: Ross Welford, c/o Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, 55 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BS.  These entries cannot be returned.


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