Please get in touch at with any queries about The Orwell Youth Prize and its activities, or subscribe to The Orwell Youth Prize mailing list to hear the latest news about our writing prize, regional workshops and other opportunities.

If you are a teacher or work with young people

The Writing Prize is free to enter to all UK students, whether or not your school has had a workshop. If you’d be interested in hosting a pair of workshops at your school or youth group, please get in touch.

If you are an author, journalist or politician

We’re always looking for interested writers, journalists and those involved in politics to:

  • inspire young people through our school and regional workshops
  • offer to mentor a young writer as they develop their talent
  • contribute resources for our website (such as writing tips)
  • offer opportunities for work experience for OYP prizewinners


The Orwell Youth Prize is a registered charity: your money could help pay for workshops in schools, taking writers and journalists into schools and helping us reach more schools and more students. It costs £1500 to run a pair of workshops. If you are interested in donating, please contact Alex Talbott at


If you have a safeguarding concern, please get in touch with the trustee responsible for safeguarding at