Young Writer Competition 2015

Young Writer Competition Now Open

The entry and consent form is at the base of this post and can be copied and pasted into the submission email.


The LitFest, Titania, and Rotary D1100 eClub Young Writer Competition 2015

We’re looking for stories of around 300 words to be submitted by 24 April 2015.

Theme: ‘The Gift’

Please download the Young Writer poster here: YOUNG WRITER POSTER 2015 and display it on notice boards.

Competition open to Young Writers between 7-17 years of age.

Competition Rules

  1. Closing date is 24 April 2015.
  2. Word limit: 300 words.
  3. One entry only per young writer.
  4. Submitted pieces must not have been published elsewhere and must be the entrant’s original work. Translations of anyone else’s work are not eligible. Copyright remains with the writer.
  5. Entries may be published on LitFest, Rotary and Titania websites and social media, read at LitFest and Rotary events and included in an anthology.
  6. Entries must be in English.
  7. Submit entries by email to LitFest Secretary
  8. The subject line of the e-mail must state: Young Writer Competition.
  9. A circa 50 word profile of the young writer should be written in the body of the email.
  10. Entries should be attached as a Word document. Give your name and contact details in the body of the email, as well as the title and word count of your submission. The entry and consent form below must be completed and digitally signed by you and your parent / guardian and be emailed with your entry. NB Schools who already have permission from parents / guardians need complete only one form on behalf of the school.
  11. Entries should be single spaced, in a legible 12pt font such as Times New Roman or Arial.
  12. The winner and runner-up will be announced at the launch of Worcestershire Literary Festival Friday 12 June 2015 and notified via email.
  13. The theme is ‘The Gift’ and all styles and genres are welcome.
  14. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of this competition.

Entry into the competition signifies agreement to these rules.

Age Groups

JUNIOR: Aged 7 – 10 years
INTERMEDIATE: Aged 11 – 13 years
SENIOR: Aged 14 – 17 years
on 31 August 2015

All entries will be judged by a panel of judges.

Judges have been selected for experience in literature, journalism or related experience and will include judges from LitFest, Rotary International and our sponsors, Titania.

Competition closes 24 April 2015

  1. First prize £40 in book vouchers
  2. Runner up prize £20
  3. Runner up prize £10

Our encouragement to all Young Writers!

Good luck!

Children Wearing School Uniform Doing Homework In Kitchen

It is essential that the entry and consent form below be completed for applications to be accepted.

Entry and Consent Form

Disclaimers and parental consent should be written and digitally signed in the body of your email in the following manner:
I, ………………………………………………………………of …………………………………………school/college,
declare that this writing is entirely my own work. My age on 31 August 2015 is ……Signed:……………………………………….Dated………………………

I give permission for this writing to be reproduced in any format and for the author’s likeness to be used for promotional purposes within Worcestershire Literary Festival, Rotary International in Britain and Ireland, and Titania. I also agree to be contacted by the Public Relations Officers of these organisations for public relations purposes.Parent/Guardian’s signature:


Phone number:


The act of electronic submission of this form by e-mail (copy and paste into the email) with typed signatures is deemed to be confirmation of the above and a declaration of acceptance of the rules by the signatories.


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