• Entries must be written in English
  • Only one entry per person
  • All work must be original and unaided
  • The word count per entry is 750-1,000 words, please aim to keep within this
  • Entries must be submitted online by midnight on March 21st 2013
  • Late entries will not be accepted
  • Entries received on paper or via post will not be accepted
  • Please make sure your contact details are entered correctly on the online form – this is to make sure we can contact you if your entry is chosen as a winner or for publication
  • Concern Worldwide will arrange all publicity surrounding the competition winners and prize-giving. Winners are asked to refrain from arranging their own publicity or publication of winning entries
  • We reserve the right to use entries for publication or promotional purposes
  • Individuals will be notified by email in the event of their entry being selected for publication

Information required

If your entry is chosen by the judging panel as a winning or shortlisted entry or for inclusion in the Concern Writing Competition book, we’ll need this information:

  • Name, age and home address
  • Contact phone number and date of birth
  • Category (junior/senior/adult)
  • School Name and address

You will not be contacted by Concern for any purpose other than the writing competition.


  • Concern will form a panel of highly qualified people to serve as competition judges
  • Competition winners will be contacted by Concern
  • The decision of the chairperson of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decision
  • Winning and selected entries will be included in the annual Concern Writing Competition book
  • Photographs of the winners together with their names and ages may be used in publicity campaigns where the parents or guardians have given their consent.
  • Winners will be announced on our website.
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