The Guardian Young Critics Competition

Fancy yourself a book critic?




  • Your review needs to reach the Guardian by 17th October 2016.


  • Individuals: Fill out the entry form on the website below, including your review of a Long-listed Book.
  • Schools/library groups: The review must be submitted, either online or by post, together with at least three other reviews by students from the same school.
  • Teachers/school librarians: Send in your school/library’s reviews on paper rather than electronically (optional) by printing & completing the entry form on the site and sending it (along with your students’ reviews) to: Young Critics Competition, c/o Matt Smith, The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU.
  • NB: If your group entry consists of more than four reviews, you will need to email them to

Good luck!