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Young Writers' Awards 2021

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Are you a young person who loves writing? Do you have a story to share?

You could enter our Young Writers’ competition.  

We are looking for stories, poetry and non-fiction on the theme of The Library for our Young Writers’ Awards. There will be prizes in each of the three genres.

The Young Writer’s Awards have been running for 8 years and are open to young people based in the north east, in school years 7-13. They are a way of encouraging young people to take an interest in the library and in reading and writing.

Please read the rules of the competition carefully before entering:

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘The Library’.
The competition is open to all pupils in school years 7 to 13, who live in the North East of England. The competition is free to enter.
Entrants can enter one category, either:
* Prose (maximum 1500 words)
* Non-fiction (maximum 1500 words)
* Poetry (up to 3 poems, maximum 50 lines per poem)


The deadline for the competition is Sunday 18th April at 12.00pm.


Everyone who enters will be put into a prize draw to win one of twenty Lit & Phil Junior memberships (valid for one year).


The winners and runners up in each category will receive a prize as well as free membership of the Lit & Phil for one year. There will also be one overall winner, chosen by the Pen and Palette Club.

Please email all entries to litandphilywa@gmail.com, and attach as word.doc attachments. Please include your name, category entered, year group, age and school.

Winning entries will be published in a booklet which will be available both electronically and from the library in due course.

Good luck!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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