Friday, November 15, 2013

The Wicked Young Writers Award

The Wicked Young Writers Award 2013/14 has been launched. The award is spearheaded by Michael Morpurgo and aims to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and to help develop writing talent in young people aged five to 25 years.
The 2013/14 Wicked Young Writers' Award is now open for entries and will run until Spring 2014. Writing can include any style from poetry to prose and there are five age categories: 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-17 years and 18-25 years. 
Winners from each of the four categories will be announced and will receive a certificate signed by Michael Morpurgo and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Wicked Young Writers' Award Anthology and £50 books/eBooks tokens to spend, as well as £100 worth of books for their school library donated by Hachette Children's Books. Entries can be submitted individually or as part of a school group.

The Award is championed by Patron Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall. Assisting Michael Morpurgo with the judging process will be Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of WICKED, and Jonathan Douglas, the director of the National Literacy Trust, and Dean Atta, acclaimed poet and playwright.

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