We recently set a really exciting Star Writing Challenge. To celebrate the launch of the brand new Night Zoo map, we challenged our young writers to invent a new location for the Night Zoo. To take part, they needed to create a new map location, draw a picture of it and write a short story set in this area of the zoo. This new location will then be added to the brand new Night Zoo map.
Visit this week’s Star Writing Challenge for more amazing writing prompts: https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/star-writing
We are proud to announce our Star Writing Winner – hairysnail58, who wrote about Tripherea. Tripherea is filled to the brim with waterfalls and untouched lagoons. We thought the description was beautiful and will be the perfect addition to our Night Zoo Map.
Night Zookeeper Buzz, Creative Director at Night Zookeeper was so amazed at all of the wonderfully creative submissions that we’ve received, that he picked a top 10! See his choices below alongside the reasons why he chose them:
1. Tripherea, by Hairysnail58
“The description of this new location was so rich. From the waterfalls and lagoons to the flying books to the underground libraries it really is a magical place.” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
2. Void Valley by Sharpturtle82
“I could imagine stumbling across Void Valley while exploring the World of Night.”– Night Zookeeper Buzz
3. Orb Cave by Junioremu61
“This could be a brilliant place to visit.” Night Zookeeper Buzz
4. Sea Horse City by Starkmagpie73
“I think this could fit in really well in the Shooting Star Lake.” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
5. Cow Glacier by Frizzydog23 https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5daf4dba3b972500177bb54b
“I loved the title, cows move slowly across the landscape and so do glaciers. Very clever.” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
6. The Sand Dunes of Mystery and the Fortress of Memory by cayde99
“A really well thought out location with lots of detail, I love it!” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
7. Creative Canyon, by maggiew
“I haven’t come across a canyon in the Night Zoo before so this is great!” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
8. Swampland by Happyhamster00
“I think the ideas here could be an inspiration for many other young writers at Night Zookeeper.” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
9. The Underground Pizza Mine by Smallurchin99
“Gosh, I want to go here!” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
10. Hidden Moon by Warmzebra73
“This description is just calling out for a story to go with it. A brilliant setting for a story.” – Night Zookeeper Buzz
Thank you to all of the Night Zookeepers who participated! Tripherea, by Hairysnail58 will be added to the brand new Night Zoo map. We can’t wait for you all to see their wonderful creation come to life. If you’d like your child to participate in fun writing competitions like this Star Writing challenge, you can start them on their creative writing journey by signing up for our reading and writing program today!
Show your support to these lovely submissions in the comments!