The BBC Young Writers’ Award

The BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University is for writers aged between 14 to 18? The five writers shortlisted will have their stories broadcast on a special BBC Radio 1 Life hacks podcast, and published in an anthology. The winner will also receive a personalised mentoring session with an author.

All you have to do is submit a short story (up to 1,000 words) on a topic of your choice.



9am (GMT) Monday 25th March 2019.


The judging panel will be former teacher and Betty Trask Award winner, Anthony Cartwright; Waterstones Prize and YA Bookseller Prize winning-YA writer, Patrice Lawrence; winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year children’s author, Kiran Millwood Hargrave; and writer, rapper and world-record breaking human beatboxer, Testament. Testament is also a writer-in-residence here at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Published on:
14 Dec 2018


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