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Children's Writing Competition Arranged in closing date order

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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017
Closing date: 31st July 2017 (BST).
Prizes: Overall  Winners will have their poems published in the annual Foyle Anthology, 24,000 of which are distributed to poets, teachers, students, libraries, schools and arts organisations right across the UK. Additionally, winners attend a week-long intensive residential Arvon course where they develop their creative writing skills alongside fellow poets or benefit from poetry residencies at their school followed by distance mentoring (age dependent).
Entry fee: Free. Competition is for any young poet aged 11-17.
Looking for: Poems can be on any theme but must be in English.
For rules and other info see website at: http://foyleyoungpoets.org/about/

The Wio Young Oxfordshire Writers Competition
Closing date: 1st September 2017.
Prizes: There will be five cash prizes: two prizes of £350 and three prizes of £100. In addition, 25 competition entrants (including the five cash-prize winners) will receive two years of honorary membership of WiO.
Entry fee: None stated.
For further information visit website: writersinoxford.org/the-wio-young-oxfordshire-writers-competition/

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize
Closing date: 31 October 2017.
Prizes: £750, £500, web publication
Free entry.
Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction interpretations, 1,000-1,500 words, by young writers aged 18-25, of the Benjamin Franklin quote:
'If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.'
Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org
Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Young Walter Scott Prize
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes:Entries will be judged in two categories 11 to 15yrs and 16 to19 yrs. The winners of each category will be offered a travel and research grant to further explore historical places in the UK, and an invitation to the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland, in June >2018, to receive their prizes from the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Two runners-up in each category receive a £100 book token, and all four winning stories are published in a special YWSP anthology book.
Entry fee:Free to enter.
Theme: Historical Fiction.
Looking for: a piece of creative writing between 800 and 2000 words, inspired by any aspect of the past ­ an actual historical event, place or person.  It just has to be set in a time before you were born ­ a time recognisably different from the present.  By creative writing we mean prose stories, poetry or drama ­ and they can be in the form of diaries, letters of reportage.
Website: www.ywsp.co.uk

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