Gallery of Inspiration

Unless you write yourself, you can’t know how wonderful it is…Anne Frank, aged 14, (5 April 1944)

Almost a thousand young people aged 10-15 from across the UK entered our first Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards.
The quality of writing on display, and the commitment to challenging prejudice demonstrated by young people, has been exemplary.
In our showcase are some of our winners, and some of our favourites. We wish to extend the deepest thanks and warmest congratulations to all those who took part.
Keep on writing, and keep on speaking out against prejudice!
Click the author’s name to read the entry.

Ages 10-12
Poetry

Ages 10-12
Stories, articles, essays

Ages 13-15
Poetry

Ages 13-15
Stories, articles, essays

GOLD WINNER:
BLACK LIVES MATTER

By SIELLA, aged 11,
from Bedford.

GOLD WINNER:
Music Under Threat

By JONAH, aged 11,
from Ipswish.

PLATINUM WINNER:
ECLIPSE

By ABUBAKAR , aged 15
from Redbridge.

PLATINUM WINNER:
#BLACKLIVESMATTER

By EMMANUELLE, aged 13
from Enfield.

GOLD WINNER:
Illuminate the Dark

By TILLY, aged 12,
from Cornwall.

GOLD WINNER:
People have been living on earth…

By ASHONTE, aged 12,
from Enfield.

GOLD WINNER:
The dust will continue to settle

By ZARIA, aged 14
from Horsham.

GOLD WINNER:
A World Worth Fighting For

By MARIE-CLARE, aged 14
from Lanark.

SILVER WINNER:
Discrimination along the years….

By ALIZA, aged 10,
from Lancashire.

SILVER WINNER:
A Memory

By NAFISAT, aged 12,
from Essex.

GOLD WINNER:
Just One Voice

By AMBER, aged 14
from Birmingham.

GOLD WINNER:
Many People

By JAHZARA, aged 14
from Northamptonshire.

SILVER WINNER:
ANNE AND I

By ALICE, aged 11,
from Scunthorpe.

SILVER WINNER:
Kitty’s Diary

By HEIDI, aged 11,
from Devon.

GOLD WINNER:
Before and After

By JODIE, aged 14
from Sheffield.

SILVER WINNER:
Anne Frank Believed in the Best of People:

by HADIQA, aged 13,
from Ealing, West London.

BRONZE WINNER:
My Poem

By SANIYA, aged 12,
from London.

BRONZE WINNER:
My Great, Great Uncle

By ANNA, aged 12,
from East Lothian.

SILVER WINNER:
Questions from a Black Man

By CHANEY, aged 15
from Waltham Forest.

SILVER WINNER:
The Quote

by NIAMH, aged 13,
from East Dunbartonshire.

BRONZE WINNER:
‘What is it that makes you better than me?’

By ASIA, aged 11,
from Stoke-on-Trent.

BRONZE WINNER:
To anyone else…

By RINAAZ, aged 12,
from Luton.

SILVER WINNER:
Why is the World Still the Same?

By SUKHSHAAN, aged 13
from Birmingham.

BRONZE WINNER:
‘As you know…’

by KRISTEN, aged 13,
from Lancashire.

Highly Commended:
My Anne Frank Poem

By LIBBIE, aged 12,
from Oxfordshire.

Last night as I heard the young
By JAGO, aged 12,
from RGS Guildford.

BRONZE WINNER:
Dear Anne

By BHAVIKA, aged 13
from London.

Highly Commended:
A Shot in the Dark

by EVIE, aged 13,
from Newport.

Highly Commended:
I’m a 10-Year Old Girl in 2020

By ALANNAH, aged 10,
from Bradford.

Highly Commended:
The World Began to Fade

By ELIZABETH, aged 12,
from London.

BRONZE WINNER:
No Justice No Peace

By TWYANA, aged 13
from Birmingham.

Commended:
Draught

by GABRIELE, aged 15,
from Luton.

Highly Commended:
Perfection and Prejudice

By NEHA, aged 12,
from Isleworth.

Highly Commended:
My Reflections

By ANITA, aged 11,
from London.

BRONZE WINNER:
Black

By SOLIANA, aged 15
from Coventry.

Make a Change
by CHARLOTTE, aged 13,
from Halifax.

Highly Commended:
There is a House on Prinsengracht

By LEXI, aged 12,
from Buckinghamshire.

No reason to discriminate
By ZIVAH, aged 12,
from Bishops Tawnton.

Highly Commended:
HER COFFEE SKIN

By AMANI, aged 13
from Blackburn.

Society: the damage of prejudice and discrimination
by MIA, aged 13,
from Bolton.

Black Lives Matter
By AIMEE, aged 12,
from Leeds.

Anne In Lockdown
By KATIE, aged 11,
from Surrey.

Highly Commended:
Kitty’s Reply

by ANYA-FAE, aged 13,
from Bolton.

Commended:
I cannot begin to imagine

By INDIA, aged 14
from Wallasey.

Commended:
Free the World of Prejudice

by NICHOLAS, aged 13,
from Weston-super-Mare.

Ages 10-12
Stories, articles, essays

GOLD WINNER:
Music Under Threat

By JONAH, aged 11,
from Ipswish.

SILVER WINNER:
A Memory

By NAFISAT, aged 12,
from Essex.

SILVER WINNER:
Kitty’s Diary

By HEIDI, aged 11,
from Devon.

My Great, Great Uncle
By ANNA, aged 12,
from East Lothian.

The World Began to Fade
By ELIZABETH, aged 12,
from London.

No reason to discriminate
By ZIVAH, aged 12,
from Bishops Tawnton.

Anne In Lockdown
By KATIE, aged 11,
from Surrey.

Ages 10-12
Poetry

GOLD WINNER:
BLACK LIVES MATTER

By SIELLA, aged 11,
from Bedford.

GOLD WINNER:
Illuminate the Dark

By TILLY, aged 12,
from Cornwall.

SILVER WINNER:
Discrimination along the years….

By ALIZA, aged 10,
from Lancashire.

SILVER WINNER:
ANNE AND I

By ALICE, aged 11,
from Scunthorpe.

Discrimination along the years….
By ALIZA, aged 10,
from Lancashire.

We all live with the object of being happy; our lives are all different yet the same.
By SIELLA, aged 11,
from Bedford.

My Anne Frank Poem
By LIBBIE, aged 12,
from Oxfordshire.

I’m a 10-Year Old Girl in 2020
By ALANNAH, aged 10,
from Bradford.

Black Lives Matter
By AIMEE, aged 12,
from Leeds.

Perfection and Prejudice
By NEHA, aged 12,
from Isleworth.

There is a House on Prinsegracht
By ALEXA, aged 12,
from London.

Ages 13-15
Stories, articles, essays

PLATINUM WINNER:
#BLACKLIVESMATTER

By EMMANUELLE, aged 13
from Enfield.

GOLD WINNER:
A World Worth Fighting For

By MARIE-CLARE, aged 14
from Lanark.

GOLD WINNER:
Many People

By JAHZARA, aged 14
from Northamptonshire.

SILVER WINNER:
Anne Frank Believed in the Best of People:

by HADIQ, aged 13,
from Ealing, West London.

SILVER WINNER:
The Quote

by NIAMH, aged 13,
from East Dunbartonshire.

Make a Change
by CHARLOTTE, aged 13,
from Halifax.

A Shot in the Dark ,
by EVIE, aged 13,
from Newport.

Society: the damage of prejudice and discrimination,
by MIA, aged 13,
from Bolton.

Draught,
by GABRIELE, aged 15,
from Luton.

Ages 13-15
Poetry

PLATINUM WINNER:
ECLIPSE

By ABUBAKAR , aged 15
from Redbridge.

GOLD WINNER:
The dust will continue to settle

By ZARIA, aged 14
from Horsham.

GOLD WINNER:
Just One Voice

By AMBER, aged 14
from Birmingham.

GOLD WINNER:
Before and After

By JODIE, aged 14
from Sheffield.

SILVER WINNER:
Questions from a Black Man

By CHANEY, aged 15
from Waltham Forest.

SILVER WINNER:
Why is the World Still the Same?

By SUKHSHAAN, aged 13
from Birmingham.

Untitled,
By INDIA, aged 14
from Wallasey.

Kitty’s Reply,
by ANYA-FAE, aged 13,
from Bolton.

Free the World of Prejudice,
by NICHOLAS, aged 13,
from Weston-super-Mare.