The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition is a short story competition held annually for school and university students.
Readers’ Cup is a reading competition for schools. Teams of four students read and study a selection of books chosen by the Festival.
Emirates NBD Poetry For All is an annual competition where students learn poetry by heart and give an emotional response to the ideas of the poet.
The Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition celebrates the aesthetic of handwriting and well crafted messages. This competition is open in Arabic and English.