Young Writer Competitions

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.

To be the first to hear when registrations open for the Young Writer Competitions, please register your interest.