Start Writing

You’ve done your research, you’ve found your form, and now you’re ready to start writing – amazing! But facing the blank page can feel daunting, and sometimes actually getting those first words on the page can feel like a real challenge.

Don’t worry – we’ve teamed up with Susmita Bhattacharya, who created this helpful resource  to support you on this important step.

Check out our guide to style to find out more about Orwell’s own writing, and how to write in the spirit of George Orwell for your Youth Prize submission.

Throughout this year, we will be publishing interviews and reading recommendations from our previous Youth Prize winners and runners up.

You can read more about all the Youth Fellows here. The Youth Fellows have also contributed lots of helpful advice to our Frequently Asked Questions page.