Pupil Blog Competition
15 January, 2021
Closing Date: 31st March 2021
Why does an education in Religion and Worldviews (or RE) matter?
Why does this subject matter? Why is it important? Why is it relevant? Why is it engaging?
We are inviting children and young people to write a 500-word blog about why Religion and Worldviews (or RE) matters to them as a school subject. The aim of this competition is to promote the subject and its importance in 21st Century from a child or young person’s point of view. Winning entries will be notified and their blogs posted on RE:ONLINE in summer 2021.
We also hope the competition provides an opportunity for pupils to engage with the subject whether learning at home or in school over the coming weeks.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all pupils aged 5-18. Pupils can enter individually or in pairs.
Entries are limited to five per school per age group. Schools may want to hold their own internal competition and submit to RE:ONLINE their best selection.
Prizes and Judging
Judging by Culham St Gabriel’s Trustees, staff and consultants will take place in April 2021.
Entries are split into Key Stages (1,2,3,4 and 5) for judging. At least one winner will be chosen from each Key Stage.
Judges will particularly look for:
Making an original or fresh viewpoint
A unique or creative writing style
Supporting argument with examples and illustrations
Explaining the impact of studying Religion and Worldviews beyond the classroom
Ability to keep the reader excited and elicit a personal response
Individual pupil winners £20 Book Voucher
Paired pupil winners £10 Book Voucher each
Each school whose pupil(s) produce winning work will also receive a voucher to spend on RE Resources for their school.
How to enter
Entries should consist of a maximum of 500 words, plus a title (the question ‘Why does an education in Religion and Worldviews matter?’ can be used as the title) and references if appropriate. Each entry file name should clearly state the name of the pupil, the key stage and school.
Blogs can be word-processed or hand-written. If the blog is hand-written a photograph of the work should be taken, and if appropriate a teacher can transcribe the words underneath for clarity. Shorter blogs from young pupils are welcome.
You should download and complete this form with a list of your entries (maximum five per key stage).
You should then attach this form with up to five entries and submit them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries must be received by noon on 31st March 2021.
Terms and Conditions
- Entries can only be submitted as attachments via email with the accompanying form.
- Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy.
- All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
- All citations must be clearly referenced.
- The content of the blog should not identify the pupil or any other person without their written permission.
- We will only accept entries submitted by teachers, on behalf of pupils.
- For entries by pupils under the age of thirteen parental approval must be sought by the school before submitting work. For winning entries of pupils under the age of thirteen Culham St Gabriel’s will ask to see this parental consent before publishing.
- Any pupil information (names, ages, school) that is provided in the entries is used in the legitimate interest of processing entries and managing the competition.
- We only use pupil information for winners and highly commended entries that are displayed on the website. We will write winning pupil certificates and vouchers. We will display pupils first name, age and school on the website alongside the appropriate blog. We can remove any of these details from the website at your request.
- All entries except those of the winners and highly commended will be destroyed after the judging process. Winning and highly commended entries will be kept for three years electronically in line with our data retention policy.