Your chance to WIN a tablet device for you and your school!


“I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”
Anne Frank

Once again, PJ Library has teamed up with WIZO and the Jewish News for their Young Writers Competition. It will be open to primary (age 7-11) and secondary (age 11-18) school children and can be any form of writing – a poem, a story or a real life account. The competition launches on Thursday 25 February 2021 and closes Friday 4 June 2021 – giving entrants plenty of time. This year’s theme is ‘Courage’ and may be about your own courage or somebody else’s.  For inspiration, why not look not look through some of your PJ Library books which celebrate courageous individuals such as Queen Esther Saves Her People; Nachshon Who Was Afraid To Swim and the Secret Shofar Blower of Barcelona.

Here are some questions to consider in your story:

  • What does courage mean to you?
  • Do you know someone who is courageous?
  • When have you witnessed acts of courage/bravery?
  • Why do we need courage?
  • What forms of courage are there?

Entrants are asked to write no more than 300 words.

Each winner will receive a tablet for themselves and one for their school in each age group. The runner-up in the primary category will receive a PJ Library Goody Pack and the runner-up in the secondary category will receive book tokens; there will also be children’s and young adult books for their respective school libraries.

Find out more and upload your entry at

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”  
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone