Writing Prize

Every year, the Youth Prize takes a theme from Orwell’s work to inspire your responses to the world around you. In 2018 our theme was “Truth vs. Lies”.

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 word limit is 1000 for the junior category (if you’re in years 9 – 11) and 1500 in the senior category (you sixth-formers).

We’ll also be holding our annual Celebration Day at Pembroke College, Oxford in June, with a guaranteed place for all longlisted entrants to the Writing Prize.

Uniquely, we help our entrants by offering feedback. If you want to receive individual feedback on your entry to the Writing Prize. To find out more about the Orwell Youth Prize visit, ‘How to Enter‘, check out our FAQs and rules or get in touch at admin@orwellyouthprize.co.uk