Kid Lit 2022 Competition winners announced!

After much deliberation, due to the high standard of stories received this year, we are pleased to announce that the winners of Kid Lit 2022 are….

Age 5 – 8 Category

Winner: Ophelia Morgan-Dew, age 7.

Kid Lit Winner Ophelia Morgan Dew standing in front of The Courtyard building holding her prizes

Congratulations Ophelia, we all enjoyed your humorous, detailed and original story “What’s under the Bed?”.

Read Ophelia’s story


Runner up: Oliver Hill, age 8 from Riverside Primary School.

Congratulations Oliver! Your story “Charlie’s Surprise” was an enjoyable, mature and descriptive time travel experience into Ancient Greece.

Read Oliver’s story


Age 9 – 12 Category

Winner: Daisy Fleetwood, age 11 from Lord Scudamore Academy.

Kid Lit winner Daisy Fleetwood stood in front of The Courtyard being handed her prizes by a blonde woman wearing a bright red jumpsuit

Congratulations Daisy! Your story was incredibly emotive with a maturity of writing and vocabulary that is exceptional.

Read Daisy’s story


Runner up: Ava Tower-White, age 9 from Riverside Primary School.

Congratulations Ava! Your story  transported us to a land of monsters and dragons with excellent descriptive work, mature vocabulary and an original story that left us wanting more!

Read Ava’s story


A massive congratulations to all of our winners and runners up and thank you so much to all entrants this year, the standard was incredibly high, the judges struggled to agree!

Kid Lit Project

Kid Lit is The Courtyard’s Children’s Literacy Project supporting our community in promoting literacy, creative writing and writing resilience following an unprecedented time in our children’s education.

The Kid Lit project includes literacy workshops with established authors and poets and a 500 word short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 12.

Keep an eye out on our Kid Lit page and social media channels for the launch of next year’s Kid Lit short story writing competition!