Matthew Hale Award
The Matthew Hale Award is open to young writers who show promise but lack the opportunity to pursue their talent. This could be for a number of reasons, including physical or mental ill-health, family circumstances, lack of access to cultural opportunities or any other reasons. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This award consists of a package of support created by New Writing North and is worth £500. The package will be tailored to the specific interests and needs of the winning young writer, but could include anything from one-on-one mentoring with a professional writer, enrollment on a course, books, theatre tickets or a pass to a literature festival.
Nominations for recipients of this award are invited from parents, teachers or other adults.
This award is made through a nomination process, with final decisions made by the family of Matthew Hale and New Writing North.
The nominated writer must be between 12 and 18 years old at the time of application.
Nominated writers must currently live full-time in the North of England. The North of England is defined as the areas covered by Arts Council England in Yorkshire, North East and North West. We regret we are unable to accept submissions from outside these areas due to conditions in our funding from Arts Council England.
New Writing North will make final decisions on eligibility. Our decisions will be final and no communication will be entered into on the subject.
To be eligible submissions to the awards must have been made by 11:59pm on6 February 2020. Submissions received after this point in time will not be eligible for entry.