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Please use this form if you are an adult nominating a young person for an award. If you are young person applying for an award, please use this form instead. 

The Young Northern Writer Award, will recognise one young writer whose work shows exceptional promise. 

The Matthew Hale Award is open to young writers who show promise but lack the opportunity to pursue their talent. This could be for a number of reasons, including physical or mental ill-health, family circumstances, lack of access to cultural opportunities or any other reasons.