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This award is for young writers aged 12–18. We accept writing in any creative form including prose, poetry, scriptwriting, blogging, songwriting and rap.

Applications are accepted in two ways:

• through nomination from an adult working with the young person.

• by application directly from the young person

Please use this form if you are a young person applying for an award. If you are an adult who would like to nominate a young person, please use this form instead.

Young Northern Writer Award
There are two age categories, Years 7-9 and Years 10+. Entrants must be 18 years or under on Thursday 26 November 2020 when the awards open.

The winner in each category will receive prize money of £150. Up to two writers may also be highly commended across the age categories.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.