Attention teachers! Have you been working on informative writing with your class this year?

It’s time to celebrate their efforts (and yours!) with a fun competition.

Here at Seven Steps we love nothing more than to see examples of student writing from the real world. It makes us feel all fuzzy inside to see how many wonderful young writers are out there and the very real difference that Seven Steps can make.

So we would like to CELEBRATE your fantastic writing by offering a simple DIY writing competition for your class.

It’s easy – send us your school’s very best writing samples for a chance to win a free Informative Writing Manual. We will share your students’ writing on our website and social media channels, and we may even publish them!

Competition details

Here’s what to do, in three simple steps:

  1. Run a competition in your class or school for informative writing.
    • The topic can be on anything you want!
    • You can set a new topic for your students OR collect their best writing on an informative topic that you have already done this year.
  2. Choose your winning entries and submit them to Seven Steps.
  3. Let us shower you in accolades and share your fantastic work with all our members and followers; celebrate with your students and the wider school community.


The first 10 schools to enter will receive a free copy of the Seven Steps Informative Writing Manual, valued at $297.

Informative Writing Manual

Winner of the Highly Commended award at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2019!

Introduce and master the skills required to craft an engaging factual text with this comprehensive guide full of time-saving templates and samples, Action Activities and much more – find out more.

  • Any students whose samples are selected for publication will be emailed a copy of their published work at a later date.
  • All schools that submit entries to this competition will receive a collection of certificate templates that you can download and use to reward your students – e.g. for the winner, runner-up, most improved, and Step-related achievements.

Important rules

  • YOU be the judge! Pick your very best informative texts and email them to us at [email protected].
  • Primary schools can send a maximum of 6 entries – a winner and a runner-up for:
    • lower primary (Years F–2)
    • middle primary (Years 3–4)
    • upper primary (Years 5–6, or 5–7 in SA).
  • Secondary schools can send a maximum of 4 entries – a winner and a runner-up for:
    • lower secondary (Years 7–8)
    • upper secondary (Years 9–12).
  • Electronic submissions only – entries must be typed in the PDF template provided.
    • For handwritten entries by younger students, a scanned copy is okay, but please make sure the scan is clear and good quality so that it’s easy to read and share.
  • All student entries must include signed permission from a parent or guardian that allows their work to be shared on the Seven Steps website and social media, and in Seven Steps resources (see entry form below).