Chaucer Heritage Trust Writing Competition

Prejudice and Difference writing competition! Do you like writing? Do you know who Chaucer is?

The Chaucer Heritage Trust was founded in 1992 and aims to further interest, understanding and appreciation of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, his life and times and influence.

The Chaucer Heritage is hosting its fifth annual writing competition for schools inspired by the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, considered by many to the father of the English Language and England’s greatest medieval poet. The special theme of the competition this year is Prejudice and Difference. 

Choose ONE of the following:

1.    A poem or story about prejudice

2.    A poem or story about difference

3.    A description of an outcast



· Your writing should invoke the spirit of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

·  All entries must be in English.

·  Think carefully about the language – choosing the words which best convey your intended meaning and message.

·  You are encouraged to use everyday language and colloquialisms but if appropriate please include explanations in brackets.

·  Think carefully about the characters in your writing and what they say about the world you live in.

Word Count

The maximum word count is 500 words. There is no minimum word count.



All entries must be submitted by 28 February 2022 

You can submit your entry at