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The Orwell Youth Prize 2024

What does home mean to you? A physical space? A person? A memory? A town? A country? Our planet? A dream? At a time when our idea of home seems under pressure, from the cost-of-living crisis and the housing crisis, to the plight of refugees and the climate crisis, we want you to write about what home means to you.

The Orwell Youth Prize is far more than just a Prize. Every young writer who enters by our feedback deadline of 8th April 2024 [updated deadline!] is offered personalised feedback from our volunteer readers. We also have resources and inspiration to help you on every step of your writing journey.

This year, we are opening the Prize to all secondary school students, including Year 7s. The Prize is open to anyone in years 7-13 who is at school or college in the United Kingdom.

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2023 Orwell Youth Prize Winners



Beth Anker

Meritocracy: The Politician’s Pipe Dream

Priya Floura

Tick Tock

Heike Ghandi 

The Catharsis of a Crane

Amelia Roles



Zaeema Assad

The Radcliffe Line

Iris Mamier

Beware of the dog! says the man with the gun

Lara Wong

Men’s Shoes


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