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Writing Competition

Take part in our annual writing competition to win an activity day for your class!

Deadline extended until Friday, 12 November! 



This year, The Novium Museum's annual writing competition has been inspired by the wonders of the world and our new LEGO® brick exhibition Brick Wonders, opening to the public on 4 December 2021.

Brick Wonders will transport visitors around the world to wonders old and new recreated from 500,000 LEGO® bricks. Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition also takes in modern, natural, and historic wonders from all seven continents. Visitors will be taken on a global journey where they will see sights such as an Egyptian pyramid, the Grand Canyon, Old London Bridge, the International Space Station and everyday marvels such as broadcasting and the Internet.

For this year's writing competition, we would like your pupils to submit a piece of writing about their favourite wonder, be it ancient, modern, natural or completely new! We want to hear about what happened at a famous world wonder. And we've got some really excellent prizes this year!

First Prize - Invitation to an exclusive preview of our Brick Wonders exhibition for the winner and their class (up to 30 pupils) on Friday 3 December. The preview will feature some wonderful fun and games with the stars of Bognor's Alexandra Theatre 2021 pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' PLUS the winning story will win 4 VIP tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk!

Runner Up (x 3) - Tickets to our Brick Wonders exhibition for a family (up to 5), including a Make and Take session for up to 2 children. Choose from a Parrot Fish, Rocket or Unicorn to make and take home!

To enter, children must produce a piece of writing, no longer than one side of A4 about 'A Day at My Wonder of the World'. The competition is open to all children aged 7 - 11. The writing can be in any style - story, poem or play. Please feel free to decorate your entry but judging will be based only on the writing.

All entries must arrive at The Novium Museum by 4pm on Friday 12 November 2021. The winner and runner ups will be contacted by Friday 19 November 2021 and the winner will be invited to attend our Brick Wonders launch event with their class on Friday 3 December 2021.

Please ensure you check your class teacher and the school are happy for you to enter and be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Please attach your writing submission to your entry form and send to us via post or drop off for The Learning Team, The Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, or scan both in and email to

word icon Entry Form [1012kb]

pdf icon T&C - Writing Competition 2021 [422kb]