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Enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards

Enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards

Do you like writing your own stories? Then this is the creative competition for you!

The Wicked Young Writer Awards give you the chance to win some amazing prizes.

All you have to do is submit an original piece of creative writing of up to 750 words, about anything you like! You could write a story, a play, or even a poem.

The competition is judged by a top team including Michael Morpurgo, Cressida Cowell and Caleb Femi. Read on to find out about the wicked prizes up for grabs…

The prizes

If your entry makes it on to the shortlist, you’ll get to see your work published in a special book AND you’ll get to go to an exclusive ceremony at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, home to the hit musical Wicked.

The competition judges and members of the Wicked cast will read the winning stories and poems aloud and announce who has won in each category.

All 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.

Take a look at the Wicked Young Writer Awards website for more information and to see the full range of prizes.

The closing date for the competition is
Monday 12th March 2018, so there’s plenty of time to work your creative writing magic…


Ready to get started?
Take a look at these top tips for creating a story from celebrity judges Michael Morpurgo and Cressida Cowell

Good luck!

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