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Make Your Myth 2019

Creative Classics Competition: We want you to create your own myth about Athena. 

The Faculty of Classics at Cambridge are hugely excited to continue our Make Your Myth competition this year! We want you to get creative with the Classics and come up with your own myth. The competition is open to school years 3-8 (ages 7-13). These year groups will be split into two categories to be judged separately: 3-5 and then 6-8.

We are looking for creative entries that have been inspired by Athena in the form of:
1) CREATIVE WRITING  (poetry, short story, letters, etc. of up to 500 words. Illustrations or decorative borders are welcome, but not compulsory.)
2) ART  
(paintings, drawings, models, etc.)

How to enter

  1. Have a look at the picture of Athena. What is she doing? How is she stood? What else features around her or on her? 
  2. Read our short description of the goddess to find out more about her. Let your imagination go wild and MAKE YOUR MYTH!
  3. Recreate your myth in either creative writing or a piece of art
  4. Download and sign the Parental Consent Form
  5. Fill in the online ENTRY FORM HERE
  6. Send entries, along with signed parental consent forms to us 

Entries can be sent via email to: or posted to: MEOC: Justyna Ladosz, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA.
NB: We will be taking 3 entries per category from each school that enters (6 maximum)

The judges will be looking for creative pieces that show imagination and originality, so do not feel like you have to re-write any of what we know about Athena. We want something completely NEW!
Winners will receive goodie bags filled with some Classics themed prizes inside. Winning pieces will also be shared on the Cambridge Classics Faculty website and social media channels for all to see.

Deadline for entries is Friday 20th December 2019.
Winners will be announced at the start of the Lent Term 2020 

Good Luck and we look forward to seeing all of your amazing work!

Privacy Notice

The Faculty of Classics (University of Cambridge) uses personal information solely for the purposes of administering the Make Your Myth Competition. Entries must be submitted by an adult and any contact details provided must belong to the adult submitting the entry. We do not pass on or sell personal information and/or contact details to any third parties. We may use anonymised and aggregated information for reporting our activity to the University of Cambridge. The legal basis for processing personal data of children is consent; consent must be provided by a child’s parent/guardian by signing and scanning in/posting the Parental Consent Form. The Parental Consent Form must be submitted at the same time as the competition entry.  

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