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Collins Big Cat Writing Competition 2021

Create a new adventure or character for Shinoy and the Chaos Crew!

Shinoy is an average kid whose gaming app has a unique upgrade...

... a button that make his TV heroes come to life! He is always faced with a mystery in his own world such as when gravity becomes too strong or rain starts falling upwards, but he can quickly use his app to call up a member of the Chaos Crew and together solve the problem. Shinoy and the Chaos Crew is a new reader series in Collins Big Cat that is action-packed full of dynamic illustrations, humour and great story-telling, all of which adds up to a truly fun and motivating way to grab the attention of every pupil.

Whether it's fighting a fiendish villain or solving a curious mystery, we want to see your creative ideas for a new adventure for Shinoy. To take part in this writing competition open to schools worldwide, you and your class can - in no more than 300 words:

-Write a new story for Shinoy and the Chaos Crew


- Create a new character to join the Chaos Crew and write up an imaginative description

For more information, please read the full Terms & Conditions and to stay updated, follow us on social at @CollinsInt on Facebook and @Collins_Int on Twitter. Don't forget to share your writing journey with us #BigCatComp.

Enter the Competition

Follow these simple steps on how to take part:


If you haven't come across this series before, do familiarise yourself and your pupils with Shinoy and the Chaos Crew. Take a closer look by accessing some ebooks on our sample site!



Entries will be judged on creativity, so download and use Creative Writing Activity Pack full of lesson plans and activity sheets to spark your pupils' imaginations.



Register your school's interest to take part via this online sign up form. Make sure you do this step, or else we might miss your submission when you email us!



Submit your school's entries below and please use the same email address you registered with. (Submissions accepted in Word or PDF format only). Submissions close on 16/05/2021.


Win Fantastic Prizes

Some amazing prizes to be won, including a year's access to our Big Cat Ebook Library for your school, your stories narrated by our author judges, as well as the chance to have your winning story and characters brought to life by our talented illustrator Amit Tayal!

Parental/Guardian Consent Form

Make sure that you download and share this form with parents and guardians for them to sign, submitting along with the story or character.


Find out more about the series

Action-packed storytelling designed to engage reluctant readers, you can find out more about Shinoy and the Chaos Crew here.


Last Year's Competition Winners

Last year, we asked schools from all over the world to write on the topic of 'Our World, Our Planet.'


Best of luck to you and your pupils!

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