Professional Zone

Get ready for Voices 2018!

Posted date: 
30 Nov 17

We are excited to announce the return of Voices, our national writing competition for children in care and young care leavers, for a third year running. The competition opens for entries on 8 December 2017.

Voices competition logo

Voices was first launched in 2016 as a platform for care-experienced young people to express their creative talents and to celebrate their voices.

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Who or What Makes You Proud’ and entries can be submitted online here in any written form including poems, short stories, raps and newspaper articles with a 500 word limit. The competition is grouped in four age categories: primary school, lower secondary school (age 11-14), upper secondary school (age 15-18) and care leavers.

The entries for Voices 2018 will be judged by a panel of experts, each with personal experience of, or a special interest in the care system.

The winner of each category will receive a tablet and £100 shopping vouchers, and will be announced by the judges at an awards ceremony in London on 9 April 2018.

Voices 2018 is open for entries from 8 December 2017 to 8 February 2018. For more information about the competition and how to enter, please visit our Voices page.