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WICKED Young Writers Awards

11th Jan 20

Young writers aged 5-25 years have until 2nd March to submit stories of up to 750 words for the Wicked Young Writers Awards, and to enter the non-fiction award For Good. The deadline is Monday 2nd March 2020.

The Wicked Young Writer Awards was established by the musical WICKED to inspire young people to encourage creativity and excellence in writing, and to help develop writing talent in young people between 5-25 years old from all backgrounds and areas of the UK. This year is its tenth anniversary.

In 2016, a sixth category, the For Good: Award for Non-Fiction was introduced to encourage 15-25 year olds to write essays or articles that celebrate the positive impact that people can have on each other, their community and the world we live in.

Each year, the winners from the 120 finalists are announced at a special prize giving event at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The event is attended by the award judges, including head judge Cressida Cowell, the WICKED cast and a range of special guests and includes special performances, Q&As and rehearsed readings of the winning entries, performed by WICKED's principals.

All finalists also receive a printed copy of their entry as part of the annual Wicked Young Writer Awards Anthology.

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