In the know: Prizes, opportunities and awards for budding writers

In the know: Prizes, opportunities and awards for budding writers

It’s World English Language day on the 23rd of April. In recognition of the day, we’ve put together some opportunities for young people who are interested in writing or pursuing a career in languages.

The Pitch: BBC News

This is an ongoing opportunity for young students to pitch an idea for a story or report that may be aired on TV or Radio. The story can be in the form of an audio diary, discussion, animation, video report or short film. Students need to be aged between 11-16 years to participate and will need permission from their parent or guardian. Read more about this project here.


The Owell Youth Prize 2017

In 2014 the University College London introduced a new category for the Owell Prize which is aimed at young students between the ages of 14 and 18. The theme for this year’s prize is “Identity” and the article can be in any format ie short story, journalistic report, essay or play script. The prize in each category is worth £3000 and the deadline for submissions is 1 May 2017. Read more about the competition here.


The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

This competition is for young poets aged between 11-17 to help them start their career in poetry. Winners are given the opportunity to learn about the industry through internships, showcasing events and editorial stints. The deadline for entering this competition is Monday 31 July, 2017. To learn more about this opportunity, please read here.


Applications to join the GT Scholars programme are now closed. If your child is aged 11-16 and you’re interested in joining the tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme, we’ll be accepting applications again in May to join us in September. If you’re interested, you can register your interest here or give us a call on 02088168066

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