The Orwell Youth Prize is a catalyst for young people to write about their world, receiving feedback from mentors and peers. Students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents and abilities beyond the curriculum. And for those who want to change the world the Orwell Youth Prize offers a platform where their voice, through their writing, can influence power.
Orwell’s values of integrity, truthfulness and fairness are an ideal foundation to introduce young people to the power of language. His writing resonates with the young, who can relate his focus on justice and deprivation to their own experience. Much more than just a prize, the Orwell Youth Prize offers young people a journey that progresses from debate-provoking workshops, to hearing from writers about the tools for effective communication, to receiving individual feedback on draft entries.