In The Know: Creative Competitions for young people

In The Know: Creative Competitions for young people

Young people need to be able to express themselves now more than ever – Especially right now with schools still closed. This week we’d like to tell you about a few creative competitions that you can share with your child. Here are a few great opportunities for young people to express themselves and stand a chance to win some great prizes!

Write on Art 2019-2020
Write on Art is hosting an  annual competition for young people aged between 15-18 to write about what matters to them. To enter, your child will need to pick one artwork featured on the Art UK website and write about it. The prize for 1st place is £500 and will have their essays featured on the Art UK and Paul Mellon Centre websites. The closing date is 31 July 2020 and there is no entry fee. You can enter by clicking here.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020
This annual competition is open to any young person aged 11-17 and is a great opportunity to accelerate their writing career. Entry is free and the top 100 entries will receive some great prizes, from goodie bags to a year’s membership to The Poetry Society! The top 15 entries will get to choose between attending a week-long residential writing course at an Arvon Centre in either Devon, Shropshire, or Yorkshire or mentoring sessions from a professional poet. All poems must be entered by the 31 July 2020. To find out more click here!

Postcards from the Trafalgar Way
Trafalgar Way is hosting a competition for anyone aged 7 and up. To take part in the competition, young people must create an artwork based on a feature on the historic Trafalgar Way route. To enter all you need to do is take a stunning photograph or create a two-dimensional artwork of a scene along The Trafalgar Way. There are great prizes up for grabs, from £500 to The Peter Warwick Memorial Trophy!  Competition closes on the 1 September 2020. To enter click here.

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