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 The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2019


A creative writing prize for 10-17 year olds brought to you by Writing East Midlands.
We’d love to see entries of poetry (up to 40 lines) and short stories (up to 1000 words) on any subject. It’s completely free to enter and prizes will be awarded in two age categories,
10-13 and 14-17 years.


1st prize: £50 cash for the entrant plus a £50 book token for their school/college
Work will be published on www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk
There will also be a range of giveaways and writing treats for the ten most highly commended pieces in each age category.


Submit your work here (see below)
Closes for entries on the Winter Solstice - 21st Dcember 2019
Winners will be announced in early January 2020


*All entries must be accompanied by parental or teacher consent.
Entries submitted without appropriate consent will be disqualified.
If you’d like further information please don’t hesitate to contact us on education@writingeastmidlands.co.uk - Tel: 0115 7934110