2017 Youth Prize

The Orwell Youth Prize 2017 is now closed. This year’s theme is identity.

Make sure you familiarize yourself with the key dates: if you would like to attend a regional workshop, the deadline is 1st February 2017. The Youth Prize is very glad to be able to offer individual, written feedback on all first drafts received by the 1st May 2017. The final deadline is the 15th May 2017.

If you are a teacher interesting in hosting a workshop or promoting the Prize to your students, please see our For Teachers page. If you have any other queries, get in touch with Jeremy at admin@orwellyouthrprize.co.uk

The Orwell Youth Prize is a prize for writing in any form: entries in 2016 included poems, stories, plays and essays. To ensure that the writing prize adds sustained value, and doesn’t just recognise those who are already writing well, every entry receives bespoke written feedback. The writing prize is open to all young people, whether or not they have participated in a workshop. For more information, please see ‘how to enter’.

Each year we hold a Celebration Day at Pembroke College Oxford, where entrants from across the country come together for a series of seminars, debates and talks featuring guest writers and public figures, as well as tours of the college and lunch in the dining hall.  The Celebration Day for the Orwell Youth Prize 2017 will be on Monday 26th June 2017.