Young Writer Competitions

We're delighted to announce that winners of the Young Writer Competitions 2020 are...

Young Anthropologist 2020: Tolu Odejide

Young Columnist 2020: Amy Rushton

Young Writer 2020: Elena Bardon-Davis


Congratulations! The winning entries will be available to read online shortly. Please see the individual competition places for information on our runners-up and shortlist.

Our writing competitions for young people aged 16-18 aim to uncover the next generation of writing talent. Become the next Young Writer (a short story writing competition for creative writers), Young Columnist (for journalists with a historical angle), or Young Anthropologist (for writing about identity and culture).

All three competitions have a £1,000 first prize, and two runner-up prizes of £50. All shortlisted entries will also receive a small prize.

The Young Writer Competitions will be open again from February 2021.