Enter the Prize

Please use this form to submit your application to the Orwell Youth Prize. If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or get in touch. Also, don’t forget to read the rules.

  • About You

  • Your School or College

    Please enter the name, address and contact details for your school or college. The Orwell Youth Prize is open to everyone aged 14 - 18 currently in education in the United Kingdom.
  • Safeguarding

    To comply with safeguarding guidelines, we require the contact details of a parent, legal guardian or teacher.
  • Your Entry

  • The entries will be judged in two categories: junior and senior. The junior prize is for those those in years 9, 10 and 11 (or equivalent), while the senior prize is for those in years 12 and 13 (or equivalent). The word limit is 1,000 words for junior entries and 1,500 for senior entries.
    We offer individual feedback for everyone who enters their first draft by 21st April 2018. Please indicate here whether you would like feedback, or are submitting a final entry. If you are requesting feedback you will have the opportunity to submit a final entry before the closing date of 19th May 2018.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please attach your entry below in a single Microsoft Word or PDF file. Do not include your name anywhere in your piece. Your piece will need a title: use this title to name your document. For example, if my piece was called 'Animal Farm', my entry would be: AnimalFarm.docx
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