Star Writing: Invent A New Location – Top 10 Submissions

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:

Night Zookeeper’s Top 10 Star Writing Submissions:

1. Tripherea, by Hairysnail58

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5daf12293b972500177b6caf

“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

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5dadd24024fc240017a07521

“I could imagine stumbling across Void Valley while exploring the World of Night.” – Night Zookeeper Buzz

3. Orb Cave by Junioremu61

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5db31262499782001726f7e8

“This could be a brilliant place to visit.” Night Zookeeper Buzz

4. Sea Horse City by Starkmagpie73

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5db31087e466a60017ee040b

“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

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5daf68613b972500177bdd63

“A really well thought out location with lots of detail, I love it!” – Night Zookeeper Buzz

7. Creative Canyon, by maggiew

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5db34b19df36f70017e85160

“I haven’t come across a canyon in the Night Zoo before so this is great!” – Night Zookeeper Buzz

8. Swampland by Happyhamster00

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5dadf13fd7a801001783debd

“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
https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5db2942b4997820017268039

“Gosh, I want to go here!” – Night Zookeeper Buzz

10. Hidden Moon by Warmzebra73

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/edu/zoo/stories/5daf55cb3b972500177bc710 

“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 here.

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