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 2019

The Orwell Youth Prize 2019 is now closed. Thank you for sharing your writing with us!

In the meantime, stay tuned for the announcement of next year's theme. The prize is open to anyone aged between 12-18 in the UK, and you can write in any form you like: journalism, essays, short stories, blog posts, poems and even plays are all welcome.

We want to hear what you’ve got to say!

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2019 Orwell Youth Prize Winners




Silke Dale Brosig

‘The Faceless Drug’

Francesca Morgan

‘The Man On
The Side’

Tom Warburton


‘The Aptitude Test Kid’

Nadia Lines

‘A Band Apart’

Jessica Johnson

‘Why Did You Organise
The Protest?’

Theo Burman


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