The Orwell Youth Prize is a registered charity, inspiring the next generation of politically engaged young writers across the UK through our annual writing prize, workshops and regional events.
The Orwell Youth Prize 2018
On Friday 29th June at Pembroke College, Oxford the Orwell Youth Prize announced this year’s winners, runners-up and highly commended entries.
Congratulations to our winners, runners-up and highly-commended – and to all who entered. Every entry was read by at least two assessors, and the final winners were chosen by Chris Riddell, author, illustrator and former children’s laureate.
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2018 Orwell Youth Prize Winners
Years 9, 10, 11
‘Be Glad It’s Not Your Forehead’
‘The Truths We Want to Hear’
‘Colony Collapse Disorder’
Years 12, 13
‘Mind the Gap’
‘The Promise of Thunder’