New Adventure Island Story Writing Competition

mystery solving in progress
Over on the Adventure Island website, the four main characters of the series, Jack, Scott, Emily and Drift, each have their own blog. Readers leave comments and chat about the books and other pressing issues of the day - recent topics have included Olympic heroes, biscuits, going back to school, Dr Who and spiders!

Several of the regular contributors have been asking for a story-writing competition to follow on from the drawing competition earlier in the year, so finally Scott has posted the details . . . I've copied the information below. If you would like to enter, we'd all love to read your story. As well as the prize(s) I will feature all the stories submitted in the Story Showcase on the Young Writers page . . .

Message from Scott . . .
All you have to do is to write a mystery story featuring me, Jack, Emily and Drift  - and anyone else you like too. You can choose one of the following two titles . . .

The Mystery of the Locked Door
The Mystery of the Disappearing Dog

or, if you have a brilliant idea for a mystery story with a different title, you can use that - as long as it goes, The Mystery of the . ...
Maximum length - 750 words
Send your story by email to
You can either attach it as a text or word document or you can copy it into the main part of the email message.
If you want to do an illustration to go with it, that would be great, but we will be judging the story not the picture.
Please state your age in your e-mail and give your first name.
If you win, you will be asked to supply a name and address so we can send you your prize - please make sure that is ok with a parent or guardian before you send your entry in.
The judges will be me, Emily and Jack! We'll pick an overall winner. If we have lots of entries, we might have some runner-up prizes too.
The main prize will be an Adventure Island goody bag with some signed books, a special Adventure Island notebook (just like one that Emily uses!) and an Adventure Island mug.
Deadline: November 30th 2012

So, get plotting and writing! I can't wait to read all the mystery stories that you come up with for us to solve!

Happy writing!

crime-fighting is hungry work!