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 open, and this year's theme is 'A Fair Society?'

The prize is open to anyone aged between 13-18 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!

The deadline is the 18 May 2019.

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2018 Orwell Youth Prize Winners


  Years 9, 10, 11  

‘Be Glad It’s Not Your Forehead’

Manal Ali

‘The Truths We Want to Hear’

Joe Atkinson

‘Colony Collapse Disorder’

Niamh Weir

  Years 12, 13  

‘Mind the Gap’

Molly Elliot

‘The Promise of Thunder’

Scarlett Pygott

‘Be Cynical’

Ammarah Yasin


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