National Stationery Week, the annual campaign to celebrate stationery and encourage handwriting that runs from April 20 to 26, is asking children to put pen to paper for a nationwide writing competition – and put their school at the top of the class
Teachers who get their pupils involved 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 – and its two partners, Premier Stationery and VENT for Change.
It couldn’t be easier to enter either. Children simply need to write a creative piece, no longer than 300 words, around the theme of 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, 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 – hand writing.
“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 at http://www.nationalstationeryweek.com/getinvolved/schools/ where they can also make the most of extra free competition tools such as a story starter and printable stickers.
To find out more about National Stationery Week, visit the campaign website now.
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