2019 National Creative Awards

Students and staff from the national network of engage in their future member schools are invited to get creative and enter the 2019 National Creative Awards! The theme this year is –

About the National Creative Awards

The engage in their future National Creative Awards celebrates its fifth birthday this year having developed from a regional project in the North West. It is a unique scheme that encourages the students and staff at engage in their future member schools to get creative around a particular theme. Participants can choose to express that creativity through poetry, short story writing or photography.

There are five key stage categories available across all three creative channels – KS1/2, KS3, KS4, post-16 and staff. Individuals can submit one entry per creative channel, i.e. one poem, one short story and one photo. Each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form.

Each of the three creatives channels have their own judging panel who review and score each entry. The results are then collated and a certificate and trophy awarded to those ranked first, second and third in the student categories. They will also have their entry printed, framed and displayed at the National Awards Ceremony and National Conference in July before being sent to them to keep.

Everyone that submits an entry will receive a certificate (including staff!).

About the Theme

The phrase “bouncing back” is generally used to describe an example of recovery, when someone returns to health, happiness or success after a difficult period. But it can also be applied to a team that has made a comeback after several defeats, a community that has returned to normal after a challenging period, or even in its simplest interpretation, to a rebounding ball! The challenge is to consider how “bouncing back” can be expressed through words either in a poem or short story, or visually in a photograph.

How to Enter

Entries must submitted with an Entry Form (available by clicking here). Online entries can be submitted at:


Offline entries can be submitted by post by sending them to:

engage in their future 2019 National Creative Awards, PO Box 451, Horley, RH6 6AW

The closing date is Friday 3rd May 2019.

The Terms and Conditions are available here.


The 2019 National Creative Awards is proudly sponsored by Vision for Education who deliver a trusted and quality recruitment supply service with fair charge rates for schools and fair pay for teachers. We are delighted that they have chosen to once again sponsor the event and work with engage in their future to support the 2019 National Creative Awards.