Young writers' voices

Voices is our annual national writing competition.

It's designed to be a platform for the voices of children in and around the care system.

It promotes a positive image of care-experienced children and young people by showcasing their creativity and improving understanding of their stories.

The national writing competition was launched in 2016 to mark Coram Voice’s 40th anniversary and in honour of its founder, Gwen James, who died in 2015. 

Every day, Coram Voice works with children in care and care leavers. They inspire and motivate with their resilience, their maturity but most of all with their extraordinary voices and stories. 

In 2017, we have a included a special prize in the competition for the best entry from a migrant young person.

Listen to Voices 2016 winner, Steven, read his winning entry.

But with these people helping me through my life, I can do it and I will eventually become stronger and no longer crying my way to sleep every night. My soul had been torn apart, but now it has been sewn back together. - Steven, winner of Voices 2016


Find out more about Voices

Discover Voices on Coram Voice's website.

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