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Concern’s Creative Writing Competition

The Concern Creative Writing Competition is an annual event which began in 2008 to mark Concern's 40th anniversary as a charity.

The winners

Read a list of all our 2013 winners (pdf file). Congratulations to you all. 

Past topics

Over the past few years, the topics of the writing competition have focused on improving life in the developing world. Subjects have included:

  • A world without hunger
  • What you would write to President Obama about global hunger, child labour and climate change
  • The Millennium Development Goals
  • Living on less than $2 a day in the developing world
  • The future of a child born today in the developing world
  • Lessons we can learn from the developing world

Buy the books 

You can buy a special book with all the writing competition finalists entries. There are four books in total.