This award is for a young person in Year 7 upwards (up to a maximum of 18 years of age).
There are two age categories, Year 7-9 and Year 10+. Entrants must be 18 years or under on Thursday 26 November 2020 when the awards open.
Young writers can submit creative work in any form including prose, poetry, scriptwriting, blogging, songwriting and rap.
The winner in each category will receive prize money of £150. Up to two writers may also be highly commended across the age categories.
Applications for this award are accepted in two ways:
– through nomination from an adult working with the young person.
– by application directly from the young person.
If you have any questions about either the Young Northern Writer Award or the Matthew Hale Award please contact the NWN Young Writers team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants 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.
All entries must be made through the online submissions portal. To qualify, a submission must consist of two items: the online application form and the creative work in progress. To be eligible submissions to the awards must have been made by 11:59pm on 18 February 2021. Submissions received after this point in time will not be eligible for entry.
New Writing North will make final decisions on eligibility. Our decisions will be final and no communication will be entered into on the subject.
For more advice and guidance on your application, visit our FAQs.