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The Dogs Trust Short Story competition.                   

We know it is tough spending so much time at home, so the Dogs Trust Education team have decided to host a short story competition. Creative writing is a wonderful way to express ourselves and stretch our imagination. Although we may have to stay at home with our bodies, our mind can take us wherever we desire.

For dog lovers, it can be particularly difficult, because we can’t bring our companions out on the long walks they love so much.

So…we want you to write a short story for us (500 words) that begins with this sentence


My dog and I were stuck inside on lockdown, but little did we know…


Take that sentence and let your imagination fly. Do you go on an adventure in the confines of your house? Do you teach your dog a trick? A magical trick? Does a spell suddenly swap your brain with your dogs!!!??? As long as your story starts with that sentence, we want to read it.


Anyone between the ages of 5 and 13 can enter, and there will be two winners.

One winner will be selected from the 5-8 age category, and one winner between the 9-13 category, and we will then have one overall winner.

The winning stories will be published on our blog, and will each receive a Dogs Trust school bag.


So what are you waiting for?

Get your pens out and start scribbling. Email your entry to [email protected] along with your name, age and school.

Entries must be in before our closing date……Friday, May 1st

We can’t wait to hear what escapades your imaginations lead you to.



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