The Wicked Young Writer Awards 2020 are open until March 2, 2020.
Free to enter.
The competition is open to 5 to 25-year olds, in the UK and Ireland.
Cressida Cowell is this year’s head judge.
There are five age categories: 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-25. Submit a piece of writing on a theme or subject of your choice.
There is also the FOR GOOD Award for Non-Fiction, encouraging 11-25-year olds to write essays or articles that recognise the positive impact that people can have on each other, their communities and the world we live in.
The overall winners from each category will win a VIP family experience to the West End production of WICKED, including a backstage tour and cast meet-and-greet, £50 book/eBook tokens, plus £100 worth of books for the 5-14-year old winner’s school library. There are further prizes for the winners for the various categories.
Stories, poems and non-fiction pieces from 120 finalists will be published in the annual Wicked Young Writer Awards Anthology. The finalists will also be invited to a ceremony at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where judges and members of the WICKED cast will read the winning stories and poems and announce who has won in each category.