What are the Wicked Young Writer Awards?
- The Wicked Young Writer Awards are sponsored by the award-winning musical Wicked in association with the National Literacy Trust.
- Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of the Awards, set up to recognise excellence in writing & creativity and to help develop literacy in young people.
- Acclaimed author & illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell, will return as Head Judge for the awards. Michael Morpurgo is also honorary judge of the awards.
- Watch this video on the 2016 Awards to see how the Awards can benefit pupils.
- NB: The For Good Award for Non-Fiction, is also open for 15-25 year olds to write essays/articles that recognise the positive impact that people can have on each other, their communities & the world we live in.
- To find out more about the competition, check out our Carpe Diem entry, which contains all the details.
- All winners will receive 4 tickets to see the London production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and the opportunity to meet cast members after the show along with an exclusive backstage tour.
- Younger categories (5-7, 8-11 and 11-14) also win £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend, as well as £100 worth of books for the winners’ school library donated by Hachette Children’s Books and a bespoke Wicked workshop for their school!
- Older categories (15-17, 18-25 and For Good Award for Non-Fiction) also win £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend and an exclusive writing experience with one of the Awards’ literacy partners.
How to Enter:
- The Wicked Young Writer Awards are open for entries until 13th March 2017.
- Entries can be a maximum of 750 words.
- Stories can be in any style and on a topic of your choice.
- Submit your entry via the online entry forms:
- Stuck for ideas? Use these fantastic tips from Michael Morpurgo and Cressida Cowell.
- For help or enquiries just comment below 🙂