This year marks the 70th birthday of Basildon New Town and to celebrate we would like to give your primary school the opportunity to win a £1000

Brand Logo - Basildon at 70 celebrations - shows lettering 'Basildon at 70 , 1949-2019, Where the future begins'Image promoting Basildon 70 - Children's Writing CompetitionTo celebrate this special birthday Festival Leisure Park, in conjunction with Basildon Council and the Echo, are inviting Primary School children to put together a piece of creative writing using 70 words telling us...


Competition details

  • Each school will receive £70* upon entry to the competition.
    *Each school can submit multiple entries and we do encourage this however, regardless of the number of entries submitted, each school will only receive a single reward of £70.
  • The winning entry will receive a £1000 cheque personally delivered by the Mayor of Basildon and representatives from Festival Leisure Park, Basildon Council and The Echo.

How to enter

  • Entries can be submitted by any of the following methods on or before Friday 28 June 2019:
    • By post to:
      Basildon NewTown 70th Birthday Competition
      Festival Leisure Park
      Festival Way
      SS14 3WB
    • By email to:
    • By hand:  drop your entry into Centre Management / Security on site at Festival Leisure Park
  • Entry closes on Friday 28th June 2019.
  • Judges will include representatives from Festival Leisure Park, Basildon Town Council and The Echo.
  • The top 10 entries and the winning school will appear in The Echo Newspaper.
  • For further information and enquiries please telephone: 01268 330599.
  • Download this information in our competition leaflet:

    Icon for pdf Festival Leisure Park - Children's Writing Competition 2019 - A4 Leaflet [272.36KB]

Competition organisers and sponsorsImage showing the Festival Leisure Park brand logo Button image showing the Echo news brand logo - links to

As a part of Basildon Council's Basildon at 70 celebrations this Children's Creative Writing Competition has  been organised and sponsored in partnership by...