International Writing Cup 2018

The International Writing Cup is back for another year, with a brand new format!

We’re launching a special Writing Triathlon on 1st November 2018. Students will be challenged to write three different pieces of writing that are all linked by the theme of writing an amazing adventure story.

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Stage 1: Instructions

This will challenge students to write a set of instructions to explain how to write an excellent adventure story.

Stage 2: Report

At the next stage, students will need to invent a lead character for an adventure story and write a description of it. The report should be longer than a 50-word minimum and should include a selection of awesome adjectives.

Stage 3: Adventure Story

At the final stage, students will be challenged to use their instructions and report to help them to write an amazing adventure story.

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The Prizes

The Team Trophy (One for each age group: Age 6-8 / Age 9+)

We will be sending a trophy to the class that has the highest percentage of students that complete the triathlon. The winning class will have their name engraved on the trophy as they’re crowned ICW18 champions!

The Individual Trophy (One for each age group: Age 6-8 / Age 9+)

The IWC18 judging panel will select the overall winner based on their favourite writing. They will consider how well each piece of writing fits the format and the success criteria students have been set.

Contestant Badges and Certificates 

All students that successfully complete all three stages of the Writing Triathlon will win a special IWC18 badge and certificate signed by Joshua Davidson, author of the Night Zookeeper book series.

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When is the competition end date?

Your students will have until the 30th November 2018 to complete all three stages of the Writing Triathlon to the best of their ability.

Please encourage your students to edit and redraft their writing to be in with a chance to be crowned International Writing Cup champion 2018!

How do I take part with my students?

Download this teacher manual – It includes full instructions and modelled examples for each stage of the competition.

You can also sign into your Night Zookeeper account and send this lesson to your students. They have the whole of November to complete it to the best of their ability!

Write a Comment

  1. By Matt Peebles

    My students are going to love this competition! We are in!

  2. By Hayley Anderson

    What an awesome motivation to get students engaged in writing. I love this website!

    1. By Paul Hutson

      Thanks so much for your feedback, Hayley! We’ll be in touch soon with the competition lesson for November! 🙂

  3. By Sally Derby

    Yes please

  4. By Kara Speaker

    I’m interested!

    1. By Paul Hutson

      That’s awesome Kara! I’ll be in touch with the lesson on the 1st November 🙂

  5. By Nicole Jones

    Our class is VERY interested!!

  6. By Emily

    We’re in!

  7. By Kristin Maerke

    We’re in!

  8. By Jackie

    Count our class in!

  9. By Melisa hayes

    Please send me details on international writing cup challenge!

  10. By Julie Russell

    Awesome! We’re in!

  11. By Lauren

    Our Growth Mindsets are ready for the challenge!

  12. By Belinda Kinnari

    Sounds wonderful! We are in!

  13. By Vicki Riddell

    This sounds fantastic! Count us in please!

  14. By Chris Thomas

    My class are definitely in!

    1. By Paul Hutson

      That’s great to hear Chris! We’ll be sending the lesson out to everyone on the 1st November!

  15. By Dawn Wilson

    My students will love this! Do they need to have a paid subscription to take part?

    1. By Paul Hutson

      Hi Dawn, it is great that you’d like to take part. The competition is for teachers and schools with subscriptions as you will need access to the Lesson Hive in order to take part. Please do let us know if you have any further questions regarding our subscription options.
      Best wishes,
      Paul

  16. By Tiffany Capon

    We would love to do this!

    1. By Paul Hutson

      Awesome Tiffany! We’ll be in touch soon with the competition lesson for your students.

  17. By Leslie Ckonjevic

    My children would like to participate, please!

  18. By Mike Saltz

    Yes, my class is in!!

  19. By Ashley Garner

    Sign us up!! This sounds great!

  20. By Jodi Hill

    Please sign us up!! My kids are ready for the challenge!!

    1. By Paul Hutson

      So glad you can join in for another year Jodi!!! I’ll be in touch soon with the competition lesson!

  21. By Sarah

    I would like to do this!

  22. By Josh Kim

    Please sign me up!

    1. By Paul Hutson

      No problem Josh. I’ll be in touch soon with more info for the competition!

  23. By Georgina Fearnley-Smith

    My class would definitely like to take part!

  24. By Joe Lynch

    We are very keen, count us in!!

  25. By Carolyn Richardson

    Yes, please

  26. By Michelle

    Count my class in!

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