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United for Cambridge Sleepout Bedtime Story Competition!


Are you a great story-teller?  Share your talents and take part in our fantastic United for Cambridge Virtual Sleepout Bedtime Story Writing Competition!


This an amazing opportunity to showcase your creative talents and be in with the chance of winning a heap of great prizes. Best of all, the two winning stories (see below for categories) will be read aloud by award-winning children's author Tom Palmer and broadcast to everyone taking part in the Sleepout!


The Cambridge United Virtual Sleepout is a fundraising event (which you can take part in too!) supporting two local charities - Wintercomfort and Cambridge United Community Trust to raise money and awareness to help people facing homelessness in Cambridge.


We’d love your story to be set in Cambridge but apart from that, it can be about anything at all.  Poems and picture books will also be very welcome.  And remember that whilst the maximum length is 500 words, we don't mind at all if your piece is much shorter.  After all, good things often come in small packages!


Competition Rules


  • Category 1: Children in Years 1, 2,3,4,5 or 6 as of 26th March 2021
  • Category 2: Children in Years 7,8,9,10 or 11 as of 26th March 2021
  • Please get permission from your parent or guardian before taking part
  • Your story should be a maximum of 500 words long
  • Your story should be original and all your own work
  • Stories should be sent by email to
  • Please state your name and school year with your entry
  • Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 12th March 2021
  • Entries will be judged by a panel
  • Find our full list of Ts and Cs here






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