Monday, 14 June 2010

Wicked Young Writers Award

The Wicked Young Writers' Award has been established to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and help develop writing talent in young people. Any young person between the ages of 5 and 25 years old is eligible to enter, making the award the first of its kind to reward excellence to such a wide age-range of young people across the whole of the UK

There will be the opportunity to enter into five different age categories:

5-7 years old
8-10 years old
11-13 years old
14-16 years old
17-25 years old

The top 20 winning entries from each age category will be invited to a very special autumn prize ceremony. One overall young writer will be chosen as a winner from each age category and will receive:
  • An exclusive WICKED experience including four tickets to see the London production of WICKED with their family and an opportunity to meet cast members after the show.
  • A WICKED writing master class from one of the WICKED Young Writers’ Award judges.

The WICKED Young Writers' Award is completely free and is all about what young people want to write; entries can range from stories, to poems, to drama and if the Young Writer is feeling particularly creative they can even include illustrations (judging will be based on writing only).

The Award is open to any young person from the UK and Northern Ireland aged between 5 and 25 years old on the closing date of Saturday 31 July 2010. See the website for more details and to download an entry form.

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