Write Stuff

The Suitcase

A writing competition for students

The 2015 competition is now closed. Please come back for details of the 2016 competition.

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  1. Primary

    Up to age 11
    Years 3/4/5/6

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  2. Intermediate

    Up to age 14
    Years 7/8/9

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  3. Secondary

    Age 15 and over
    Years 10+

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The challenge

This year’s challenge is to write a short story of no more than 300 words with the title The Suitcase. What might this be? Is there something in the suitcase that will change someone’s life? Has someone lost a suitcase on an international flight, with serious repercussions? Is there a bomb in a suitcase? Is the suitcase empty? Was a suitcase packed with money found in an attic? Whatever your story, make it as creative as possible, ensuring you use no more than 300 words.


  1. First Prize
    (in each category)

    £50 and a trophy

  2. Second Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

  3. Third Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

  4. Highly

    A certificate