Conflict

Primary Winners


FIRST

A Change in Emotion

By Anton Le Poidevin,
year 3, Vauvert School
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SECOND

Unknown Enemy

By Jack Snell,
year 6, Amherst School
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THIRD

From The Sea

By Gabriel Buchanan,
year 5, Notre Dame School
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Highly Commended

Eine Feurige Nacht

By Bo Bennalick, year 6, Vauvert School
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Intermediate Winners


FIRST

Alliance

By Naomi Miller,
year 8, Grammar School
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SECOND

Everywhere

By Max Guilbert,
year 9, Elizabeth College
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THIRD

Day 100

By Alex Falla,
year 8, Elizabeth College
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Highly Commended

War

By George Walker, year 7, Elizabeth College
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Secondary Winners


FIRST

Glycerine

By Casper Bailey,
year 10+, Elizabeth College
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SECOND

It’s Happened Again

By Daisy Dorrity,
year 10+, Grammar School
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THIRD

A Lifetime of War

By Jacob Jones,
year 10+, Elizabeth College
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Highly Commended

I Am Troubled...

By Elisha Horsepool, year 10+, Grammar School
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Read more stories


  1. Primary

    Years 3/4/5/6

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  2. Intermediate

    Years 7/8/9

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  3. Secondary

    Year 10 plus

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My bad life

My name is Alice. I come from Iraq. I’m 10 years old. I live in a tent. I’m with my mum. My dad is dead.

By Charlotte Carre, year 5, Elizabeth College

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The day the sky turned black

"Bye." I was alone. No one around me. Stranded at the dining table, my cereal slowly disappearing...

By Lana De Garis, year 8, Grammar School

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The Bombing

Suddenly there was a massive BANG! That went Off next door I raced down the stairs to tell my mum an...

By Summer McCarthy, year 6, Vauvert School

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The Bombs

It was a normal day, until it all happened.

By Jamie Smith, year 9, Elizabeth College

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the evacuation

The train stank of sweat and smoke, making Gerald feel like he was going to be sick...

By Ralph Archard, year 6, La Houguette School

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Write Stuff

A writing competition for students of all ages, kindly sponsored by Julius Baer

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Many of you have spent the past couple of years learning all about the conflict, and there will be many more opportunities this year.

As this anniversary will be a one-off event, the challenge will be for you to imagine yourself in a position where you are touched by conflict. This is not to write stories about being adult soldiers, fighter pilots, nurses etc. on a battlefield, but to be the age you are now, whether this is 6 years old or 16, and to show how you are touched by, and view an aspect of war.

Perhaps a little girl does not understand why her daddy has to go away from her, and we can see this from her viewpoint. Or a boy is being evacuated and is filled with all the dread or excitement of going away on an adventure. Perhaps a child is trapped in a war-torn city and just wants to play and lead a normal life. There are so many possibilities.

So, imagine that you, as a child or young person, are affected by a conflict. Tell your story, in a maximum of 300 words, with power and skill to bring it to life for your readers. Don’t be afraid to use dialogue to reveal what your main character is really like.

Sponsored by

Julius Bar


Fantastic prizes

  1. First Prize
    (in each category)

    £50, the trophy and
    a certificate

  2. Second Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

  3. Third Prize
    (in each category)

    £25 and a certificate

All the winners will have their story illustrated on the website and the original illustration for you to keep.

All commended entries will also be published on the website.

Read the entries to our previous competition

Create a Character


  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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