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Collins Big Cat Writing Competition 2022

Congratulations to all our winners!

This year's theme was 'What does home mean to you?'

We had just under 200 responses from young writers all over the world, and all of them were incredibly thoughtful, creative and fun - it was so difficult to pick our winners, but with the help of our amazing author judges, we did it! We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved and to keep an eye out for more information on next year's writing competition!

Read all the regional winners here

Take a look at the Overall Winner's stories!

Age 5-7: Ethan G, 'My Home'

From Borneo International School, Malaysia, Ethan's story is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Read here

Age 8-11: Erynn L, 'The 'Great' Escape'

With beautiful illustrations throughout, Erynn (from SJK (C) Lai Meng, Malaysia) ends her story with a valuable lesson for us all.

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Ethan's story, read by Anne Fine

Anne Fine is one of the most distinguished writers for children. She has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award, as well as the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize.

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Erynn's story, read by Joanne Owen

Passionate about inspiring a love of stories in young people, Joanne Owen is the author of several books for children and young adults, among them the Martha Mayhem series, the Carnegie Medal-nominated Puppet Master, and You Can Write Awesome Stories.

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Find out more about Collins Big Cat

As part of the prize pack, our lucky winners were awarded with lots of Big Cat books and goodies and their schools received a year's free access to the Big Cat eBook Library. If you're curious in finding out how Big Cat can help your school create a nurturing reading environment, get in touch with us here!