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Enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards 2020!

Enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards 2020!

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Let us REJOYCIFY – entries for the 2020 Wicked Young Writer Awards are now OPEN!

This amazing creative writing competition is back for an incredible 10th year.
If you like writing stories and want to win some awesome prizes, this is the competition for you!


The prizes

If your entry makes it through to the final, you’ll get to go to a very special prize-giving ceremony at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, home to the musical Wicked.

Celebrity judges and special guests will be at the ceremony, and you’ll even get to see Wicked cast members perform!

All of the winning entries will be read aloud on the Wicked stage and will be published in a special book, the Wicked Young Writer Awards Anthology.

Winners will also get:

  • Four tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

  • To meet cast members after the show and enjoy an exclusive backstage tour

  • £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend

Visit the Wicked Young Writer Awards website for more information and to see the full range of prizes.

How to enter

The closing date for the competition is Monday 2nd March 2020.
Visit the Wicked Young Writer Awards website to submit your story and read the full terms and conditions.

Ready to get writing?
Check out these top tips for creating a story from Honorary Judge Michael Morpurgo and Head Judge Cressida Cowell

Good luck!

Information for adults


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