The Collins Big Cat Writing Competition is a global writing challenge to encourage children to write creatively and read more broadly. Closely linked to our whole-school reading programme, it’s a great way to spark a lifelong love for literature in primary school pupils.
This year’s theme is ‘Our World, Our Home: Be a Big Cat Eco-warrior’, in response to the growing importance of the environment on our daily lives. We encourage both fiction and non-fiction entries, on a wide range of topics relating to the environment and Planet Earth.
The competition is split into regions and divided by age category (ages 5-7; 8-11). All entries must be submitted with parental/guardian permission.
Experience last year's winning entries
Click on the images to read the winning stories, or watch the winning stories being read aloud by our award-winning author judges in the videos.