Weekly Competition

Every week, we post an exciting competition for BNC members to take part in. This page shows all the past winners. To find out more about the competition and see this week’s brief, click here. The winner of last week’s competition can be found on the Wall of Honour.


Weekly Competition #27

Weekly Competition #27

Welcome to the first competition for Issue 5!  This competition needs you to use your CURIOUS minds and it’s all about food! This week, we’d like you to be curious about foods that are eaten in different cultures, countries or religions. You will need to tell the Burnet News Club: […]

Easter Holiday Challenge & Announcement!

Easter Holiday Challenge & Announcement!

 We have seen some wonderful artwork and Final Pieces. Well done Burnet News Club! Over the Easter holiday there won’t be a competition BUT what we’d like you to do is accept our challenge. We’d like you to write a review of somebody else’s Final Piece of art.You should include: […]

Weekly Competition #26

Weekly Competition #26

Curiosity Competition Time! Last week we asked you to tell us about a man who had stood up, or fought, for women’s rights. We really enjoyed reading your ideas as lots of your suggestions told us things we didn’t know. Well done to everyone who entered! Our winners this week […]

Weekly Competition #25

Weekly Competition #25

 One question week! Last week we asked whether or not you thought there was s problem with these magazines. We really loved reading your answers and the range of ideas that the question sparked. There was lots of emphasis on social conditioning – the idea that we are made to […]

Weekly Competition #24

Weekly Competition #24

Gender neutral National Anthems. Last week, we asked you to be open-minded about national anthems and to write or re-write one that was gender neutral. This was based on Canada’s recent change in their lyrics, and Germany rejecting a change to revise their anthem. We enjoyed reading your entries and […]

Weekly Competition #23

Weekly Competition #23

Well done to everyone who came up with brilliant hashtags last week for International Women’s Day’s #PressforProgress campaign. It was really good to read a range of suggestions and we’re feeling positive that change will happen if we put these words into action. As the Suffragettes said “deeds not words”!  […]

Weekly Competition #22

Weekly Competition #22

Storytelling Competition!   Last week we asked you to tell us about an inspirational woman. We had so many entries and learnt about some women we had never heard of; we were curious to hear about these different stories and enjoyed researching their lives. Our winners this week were Streatham […]

Weekly Competition #21

Weekly Competition #21

‘I heard it in the news!’   Last week we asked why it is important for the BNC to find out about gender equality. Well done to all of you who warmed up your brains and entered the first competition of this half term! Well done to Loopy Lama at Elaine Primary Academy! We […]

Weekly Competition #20

Weekly Competition #20

Last week, we asked you to be sceptical about the statement ‘There’s no point taking part unless you win’. Well done to this week’s entries, who had a go at the competition during the half term holiday! Congratulations to St Peter’s and St Saviour’s and St Olave’s, who were our […]

Weekly Competition #19

Weekly Competition #19

Well done to every who wrote their reasons last week in the final poll of this BNC Issue! We asked if you thought it was better to be in it together or independent. 74% of BNC members voted for independent and lots of you gave your reasons below. These will […]

Weekly Competition #18

Weekly Competition #18

What a fantastic selection of stories! Last week, we asked you to be open minded about Goldilocks in the story of her escapades in the three bear’s house. We saw excellent empathy and understanding as well as some wonderfully imaginative stories. It was particularly impressive when BNC members had a […]

Weekly Competition #17

Weekly Competition #17

Last week, our competition was looking for brilliant storytellers. We wanted you to use the words; LIKELY, SHOULD and MUST to expand the statement “A nation is better off when it is part of a bigger group”. The aim was to make it more persuasive… Well done to EVERYONE who had a go at […]

Weekly Competition #16

Weekly Competition #16

Odd one out competition winner! Last week we asked which of the following pictures was the odd one out. There was a subtle link to Catalonia here, so well done to everyone who spotted it and for all of the super creative answers! Well done to Michael Faraday, who were […]

Weekly Competition #15

Weekly Competition #15

Last week, we asked you to be curious about the word ‘NATION’ and write a RECIPE for an imaginary nation. Wow! Your entries were brilliant; not only did they show a really good understanding of the key word, they showed some excellent knowledge of cooking and baking!  Congratulations to Harris […]

Christmas Competition: WIN a pair of headphones!

Christmas Competition: WIN a pair of headphones!

The final competition of 2017! Today we’re closing up for the Christmas holidays. You are very welcome to continue using the Hub and we’ll join in again from Tuesday January 2nd. Until then, we’d like you to fill in a questionnaire about the BNC Hub (website). All you need to do is […]

Weekly Competition #14

Weekly Competition #14

One question was asked last week: What if all journalists were anonymous? Well done to Knighthunter24 at John Ruskin Primary School who was this week’s winner! There were lots of good answers to this questions that showed great evaluative reasoning and used examples to support their points of view. This […]