Write it out with Pilot Pen UK

Get involved in our nationwide creative writing anti bullying competition #writeitout


Bullying UK, part of Family Lives and the FriXion erasable pen from Pilot Pen UK today launch their #writeitout anti bullying creative writing competition to help parents, pupils and teachers tackle bullying throughout the UK.


#writeitout competition

The competition wants schools, families and adult carers to encourage pupils and children in their care to step away from their laptop or hand-held device and explore through pen and paper how we can #writeitout.

Entries are welcome in a variety of forms and schools and individuals can write:

  • Write a letter to their younger self
  • To an imaginary bully
  • To an imaginary bullied person
  • Imagine what it’s like to be bullied, what could you do?
  • To write a poem with a positive ending

The winning school/youth organisation, and individual will receive a prize of a Pilot Pen UK educational pack containing FriXion erasable pens and colouring pens and a range of rollerball pens, fountain pens and whiteboard markers.

Who can enter this competition?

The competition is open to all UK residents (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). You must be aged between 6 and 18 years on the closing date 13 November 2015 in order to enter. 

Competition categories and entry criteria

All entries will be judged in the first instance by members of Family Lives. This first judging panel will decide which entries should be put forward to the second stage judging. The first judging round will select the 10 best entries in each of the following categories:

  • Category 1: Entrants aged 6 - 11
  • Category 2: Entrants aged 12-18

The second judging stage will look at the 10 best entries in each age category and be carried out by a panel of Family Lives and external judges. This panel will consider the 5 best entries for each age. Please do not use any swear words or rude words on your poster.

How to enter

Entries for BullyingUK and Pilot Pen UK’s Creative Writing Competition must be received by no later than 5:00 pm on 13 November 2015.

You may wish to use a computer or you can write freehand. If writing freehand, pieces of paper must not be bigger than standard A4 size. You can also scan and email us your entry. The creative writing entry must be the entrant’s own original work, not defame, nor breach any copyright. All submissions must include: name, date of birth, address including postcode and telephone number and email address of the entrant and their parent or guardian or school.

All competition entrants can enter via email to webcoordinator@familylives.org.uk or you can send us your entries by post to: #writeblue Competition, BullyingUK, Endway House, Endway, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2AN.

Shout about it and #writeitout

We would really appreciate your support if you could spread the word about our creative writing competition. On social media? Use our #writeitout and spread the word about anti bullying.

If you would like to download a copy of our poster and display it, we would appreciate your support. Please click here to download a copy. 


Terms and conditions  


Please read our full terms and conditions before entering this competition.

If you are concerned about bullying or would like more information on any bullying issues, visit Bullying UK for support and advice.


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