Write Your Own Historical Fiction

Get your Year 5 and 6 students to bring the past to life! Winning students each receive a cash prize of £25 and an engraved Bath Aqua Blue glass paperweight. Schools receive a year's FREE subscription to the HA. This year's entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Read more

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  • Write your own Historical Fiction Competition 2019

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    Make sure they don't miss their chance - entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard of entries we receive around such a wide range of historical periods and settings. You...

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  • Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2017

    1st December 2016

    The Historical Association Historical Fiction Prize and the Joan Blyth Memorial Prize Get your Year 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 students to bring the past to life! Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard...

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  • Historical fiction winners announced 2016

    11th July 2016

    This year's Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition has once again provided some work of an exceptional standard. Year upon year, we were not only astounded by the number of entries we receive, but also by the very high standard, which makes the judging process very difficult. This year, we...

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  • Winners of the 2015 Historical Fiction Competition

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    This year's Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition has been bigger and better than ever. We were not only astounded by the number of entries we received, but also be the very high standard, which makes the judging process very difficult. This year, we were very ably helped by student...

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  • 2015 Historical Fiction Primary Shortlist

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    This year's Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition has been bigger and better than ever. We were not only astounded by the number of entries we received, but also be the very high standard, which makes the judging process very difficult. This year, we were very ably helped by student...

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  • Historical Story Competition 2014 Winning Stories

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    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition and the Joan Blyth Memorial Prize 2014 winning stories. The competition this year has been very successful with more entries from more schools and a range of excellent stories by students across Year 5 to 9. We asked the winners if we might publish...

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  • Historical Story Competition 2013 Winning Stories

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    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition and the Joan Blyth Memorial Prize 2013 winning stories.The competition this year has been very successful with more entries from more schools and a range of excellent stories by students across Year 5 to 9.  We asked the winners if we might publish their...

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  • Historical Story Competition 2012 Winning Stories

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    The Historical Association Write Your Own Historical Story Competition and the Joan Blyth Memorial Prize 2012.The competition this year has again been successful. With the change in categories there was a very slight reduction in entries but this was balanced by the number of schools entering students who had been...

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  • Historical Story Competition 2011 Winning Stories

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    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2011. As part of this competition the winners were invited to have their stories published on the Historical Association website. In the best stories pupils deliberately drew upon the historical fiction writer's devices to write well. They had clearly been explicitly taught how to...

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  • Historical Story Competition 2010 Winning Stories

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    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010. As part of this competition the winners were invited to have their stories published on the Historical Association website. In the best stories pupils deliberately drew upon the historical fiction writer's devices to write well. They had clearly been explicitly taught how to...

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  • Historical Story Competition 2009 Winning Stories

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    The competition this year has again been very successful. We received 111 entries from 51 schools across England and Wales. These broke down into 39 stories from Year 7 pupils, 41 from Year 8 pupils and 31 from Year 9 pupils. Their stories came from all periods and places in...

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