Young Writer Competitions

Are you a budding journalist, anthropologist, or creative writer? Enter one of our three writing competitions for a chance to win a £1,000 prize.


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.

For more information about these competitions, and to enter, please visit one of the competition pages below. The deadline for all competitions is 31 July 2020.